Arsenal Football lead coaches are in the Country for another session of training Kenyan coaches on management and identifying good players. This comes after they visited the Country last year in a session that saw coaches from various Kenyan teams undergo training at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies.


The training will be spearheaded by Arsenal Soccer School coaches Simon McManus who is the head coach, James Colinese who is the third-year youth coach and Imram Hamid who is the youthful goalkeeping trainer.

The trio were in the Country in December last year and had a focus on training defenders. This year also in conjunction with Sportpesa, they will train 65 coaches from all Football teams in the Country. The training will take place at the same venue it did last year and it will be a one-week program.

Arsenal Football Club who won the FA Cup last Saturday beating English Premier League Champions Chelsea FC have been in partnership with gaming giant Sportpesa since last year. This training program arranged by the Club is part of its partnership with Sportpesa.

FKF CEO,Robert Muthomi greets Arsenal coaches Simon McManus and Imran Hamid. Looking on are KPL CEO Jack Oguda and SportPesa Global CMO,Joyce Kibe

Speaking to NTV last night, head coach Simon McManus said that this year the training will focus on identifying good midfielders, strikers and goalkeepers. The coaches undergoing training will also be taught about the traditional Arsenal way of playing which is maintaining possession of the ball.

The ultimate goal is to make sure Kenya appears at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.