Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba has embarked on a countrywide project aimed at sharing and equipping shot stoppers with basics of between the posts.
The experienced Kajoba had a training session with Wakiso Giants FC goalkeepers at their training Centre in Kabojja.
The programme will be extended to other clubs before the start of the new league season.
Kajoba believes this is a good initiative that will help him and the National technical staff 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. We have a nationwide strategy but we have started with StarTimes Uganda Premier League Clubs,” Kajoba is quoted by the fufa website adding that, “We shall also organise the same for the StarTimes FUFA Big League Clubs and later the FUFA 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,” added Kajoba.
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.
Kajoba has attained goalkeeping coaching skills from Liverpool FC (England), Celtics (Scotland) and New York Redbull (USA).