January 23, 2023 Patrick Korir

Opiyo back with a coaching certificate

Peter 'Pinchez' Opiyo graduated with a D License Coaching Diploma after a two-week course wrapped in Thika on Fri 24 Jan 2023

After sitting out two weeks of training and league games, Nairobi City Stars stalwart Peter Pinchez Opiyo is back with a ‘D’ License Coaching Diploma certificate.

Opiyo took a break to kickstart his coaching journey in Thika, and was one of the graduands after attending classes for ten full working days from 9-21 January 2023.

“I decided to start training as a coach because it’s essential to our football. And it starts with paperwork,”

“It has always been my ambition to become a coach. In my playing career, I have gone through many coaches many of whom did very well and I always admired their work,”

“When this opportunity came by I decided to go for it to expound on my view of football. The game is now very dynamic and wide, and a lot has changed. It’s important to grasp the new methodologies so as to guide the future generations with the most up-to-date skills,”

“I have come to the realization that we did a lot of wrong things back when we were starting out and invited career-threatening injuries because most of those that coached us then did not have the right knowledge on how to handle the youth. It is only by the grace of God that we survived it all and that’s why we are still in the game,”

In his parting shot, Opiyo, now in his fourth season with City Stars, said;

“My playing career is coming to an end soon. It is therefore important to army myself with something that will still keep me in the game, albeit in a different capacity.”

With the ‘D’ license out of the way, Opiyo can now follow look out for the ‘C’ license Coaching Diploma that will be floated in due course by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

The ‘D’ license classes kept Opiyo out of league games against Sofapaka, KCB, and Mathare United but he is now back to full training and available for the upcoming fixtures.

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