Women football: S.Sudan to organise first ever women coaching course

Sseninde added that trainings such as the one commencing tomorrow are vital for SSFA to take the women's game to greater heights.

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Credit: SSFA

The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) has organised it’s maiden Women’s CAF D Licence Coaching Diploma. The course that runs from Monday January 4 up to 8, 2021, will be held in Juba and Aweil concurrently.

“Come Monday 4th – 8th January, 2021, the South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) will be conducting it’s first ever Women’s CAF D Licence Coaching Diploma in Juba and Aweil respectively.
Let’s keep the girls within the football mindset,” SSFA said in a tweet.

Jean Sseninde, the SSFA women football consultant told STA DAILY NEWS in an exclusive chat that the federation is targeting increased number of women football coaches who, in return will help multiply the number of women football players.

“So far we are working together to make sure we fulfil all the objectives in our four year South Sudan women’s strategic plan. We want to increase the number of women involved in football and having more women coaches is one way to do so,” Sseninde said.

Sseninde added that trainings such as the one commencing tomorrow are vital for SSFA to take the women’s game to greater heights. “So this training is going to be vital for us moving forward and ensuring more women get the skills to go back to their local FAs and train more girls into he game,” she said.

The Course in Summary:

✔ 2 host Local FAs Aweil and Juba
✔ 33 women participants to be in Aweil
✔ 59 women participants to be in Juba
✔ 16 Local FAs represented
✔ 93 SSFA Women taking part

On December 4, 2020, SSFA launched a four year strategic plan to”build inclusive and sustainable future for females’ football in the country.”

The function was among others graced by the country’s Vice president Mama Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, Dr. Albino Bol, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Francis Amin, President of South Sudan Football Association, President of South Sudan Basketball Federation, Lual Deng, Mr. Jumah Stephen, President of the National Olympic Committee, SSFA Board of Directors and heads of local football associations.

This followed another move by SSFA in which it appointed Ugandan Jean Sseninde as a Consultant specifically tasked to help in the implementation of a four year Women’s Football Strategy Sensitisation plan that would start in October 2020.

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