Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba has embarked on a countrywide project aimed at sharing and equipping goalkeepers with the necessary basics.
Starting with Uganda Premier League side Wakiso Giants, Kajoba kicked off the program on September 8, 2021.
And according to Fufa, this will be extended to other clubs before the start of the new league season.
In his assessment, the man who has been at the helm of training senior men’s national team goalkeepers hopes to use the initiative to monitor the performance and progress of the goalkeepers at different clubs.
“The Federation asked me to utilise the time when the national team is not engaged in any international fixture to pass on skills and knowledge to goalkeepers in Uganda,” Kajoba told Fufa website.
Kajoba revealed that the campaign targets the entire country but the first priority had been given to Upl clubs before organizing the same for FUFA Big League, and later Regional Leagues, fourth and fifth division clubs.
“I believe it is a good initiative that will help us monitor the progress and performance of the goalkeepers, additionally, sharing notes with the other goalkeeping coaches helps us to read from the same script,” Kajoba noted.
He believes the basic elements of goalkeeping that include; decision making, confidence, command, positioning, footwork, ball skills and resilience must be learnt at club level.
Unlike in the past, the entire Uganda Cranes technical staff is forbidden from having any club commitment and thus, they are mandated to carry out long distance training with the players.
Kajoba has attained goalkeeping coaching skills from Liverpool FC (England), Celtics (Scotland) and New York Redbull (USA)