AFC Leopards goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo has lauded Football Kenya Federation for introducing goalkeeping training initiative.
Football Kenya Federation recently rolled out the first of its kind course that has benefited 54 local goalkeeper trainers.
The former custodian is among those who were sharpened and is delighted with the initiative.
“I want to thank the federation for the effort they have put to make sure at least this time around, coaches have proper education about goalkeeping,” Webo said.
“This is the first time since I started playing football in Kenya that we have had such a course. So this is a plus for the federation and it has at least shown some commitment it aspires as far as football is concerned.”
The former Kenyan international believes the initiative will help the country develop quality custodians who can play locally and abroad.
“With such training we have had, it is good to go back to the grassroots to teach upcoming goalkeepers and I hope in the near future we will be having good goalkeepers coming up, who can compete in the club level, national and international level.
These courses are part of an education initiative by FKF to train 10,000 coaches in basic/advanced coaching as well as creating a pool of local coaches with CAF C, CAF B, and CAF A licenses within the next two years.