Kenya’ Administration Police now turns focus to coaching course
Before he tells you who he is, you will think Johnstone Etale is like all of his classmates, an aspiring football coach looking to move up in the game.
But there is more to him. Etale is a police officer posted at Spring Valley police and is one of 65 coaches who have started their CAF D course at Hospital Hill High School today.
Etale is also a grassroot coach at Kibagare Slums Football Club. He uses football as a community policing initiative to curb crime in the slums.
“One cannot use rifles alone to curb crime in society. With the introduction of community policing, I have been able to create a team from Kibagare Slums and engage them in playing football, and through this, I have been able to effectively curb the crime rate in my area.”
“I am thankful to the federation for giving us this opportunity to acquire knowledge and sharpen our skills as coaches. With this, we can now impart proper knowledge in our grassroot teams and help the game evolve.”
The opening ceremony was presided over by FKF Vice President Doris Petra and graced by FKF CEO Barry Otieno, and FKF Nairobi West Chairman Caleb Malweyi.
Other members of the class include former Tusker captain and Kenyan International Joseph Shikokoti, Mary Mumbua a coach who works with deaf ladies, and journalist and commentator Ali Salim and radio presenter Jacob Maunda a.k.a Shatta Bway
The class is under the tutelage of FIFA/FKF instructors Beldine Odemba and Musa Otieno who will teach them the basics of coaching and essential life skills.
Thika, Laikipia, Mombasa, and Bungoma are also conducting a ten-day CAF D coaching course.
Elsewhere, Football Kenya Federation has received confidential reports alleging the involvement of various players and officials in match fixing activities.
In an effort to protect the integrity of the league, in line with the Federation’s zero tolerance
policy on match fixing, the Federation has with immediate effect provisionally suspended the
following individuals pending the investigations of the matter by the FIFA & FKF’s integrity
1) Willis Ochieng Oganyo- Coach-Zetech University
2) Hamidu Kwizera Lucas- former player Zoo FC
3) Vincent Misikhu- Player- former player Zoo FC
4) Sammy Sindani Sabiri- Player-Silibwet Leons FC
5) Michael Idovolo Madoya- Player-former player Nairobi City Stars FC
6) Johnstone Ligare- Player-former player Zoo FC
7) Geoffrey Gichana- Player-Zoo FC
8) Dominic Ouma Okoth- Player-Kericho Rovers FC
9) Isaac Kipyegon- Player- Tusker FC
10) Stanslaus Akiya Munyasa- Player-Silibwet Leons FC
11) William Odunga- Player-Silibwet Leons FC
12) Daniel Kiptoo- former player Zoo FC
13) Brian Lumumba- Player-Zoo FC
14) Du Monde Selenga Mangili- Head Coach- Kericho FC
15) Dennis Monda – Former Player Vihiga United
All FKF members are advised to avoid any form of sporting contact with the aforementioned
individuals during their suspension period.