After a month of classes, two Nairobi City Stars coaches John Amboko and Tiellen Oguta graduated with CAF (Confederation of African Football) C Diploma licences.
The two coaches put in the ultimate sacrifice in juggling a busy month of league National Super League (NSL) games with the classes to attain the important certification conducted by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the overseer of the African game CAF.
Commenting on the recent achievement, Oguta, a former Kenyan international and Gor Mahia left back said;
“It gives me joy to have attained this rare certification. The course matter was extensive and an eye opener and the content of the training will certainly improve my handling of games and aspects of the game going forward,”
“I thank the City Stars management for facilitating the same as this goes a long way in improving my credentials as a coach.” said Oguta
Amboko, a long serving player and skipper at City Stars who turned to coaching, albeit in caretaker capacities since 2017, also added his tone of voice to the recently acquired papers.
“This is a dream come true and I am more than excited at the achievement. I truly appreciate the resources and support put in by City Stars to make this a possibility,” said Amboko
“Working under Sanjin (UEFA Pro Coach at City Stars) made it easier to absorb the classes as everything he has been implementing on the field were part of the course work. With this training my understanding and view of the game is a lot better now.” Added Amboko
In fronting the two coaches for the certification, City Stars sponsors Jonathan Jackson Foundation CEO Mwenesi Musalia had this to say;
“It is in line with the foundation’s Economic Empowerment pillars and the development of the community, I believe this is worthwhile.”
At City Stars Amboko and Oguta, as assistant and first assistant coaches, are current understudies to Sanjin from Bosnia and Herzegovina.