Retired Ulinzi Stars FC Aces Turn To Coaching
NAIROBI, Kenya- Retired SportPesa Premier League (SPL) heavyweights Ulinzi Stars FC stalwarts Stephen Ochollah, James Mulinge and Brian Kaka are keen to continue their football careers as coaches.
The trio are among those who have enrolled for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Category C coaching certificate course facilitated by the Football Kenyan Federation at the Goan Institute in Nairobi.
Ochollah who captained the soldiers to the 2010 SPL title in a season he was named Midfielder of the Year is eager to share his vast experience with young players.
“It is what I have always wanted to impart the knowledge I have gathered in football for close to 15 years on the future generation.
“This is the first step and hopefully I will grow to be one of the best coaches in the country,” Ochollah told the club’s official website.
Mulinge recently joined Head Coach Benjamin Nyangweso’s back room staff at the military side as a trainer and he is also pursuing the same course.
The title-winner from 2010 admitted he could not turn his back on the game after his playing days elapsed.
“I love football and there is no way I would have gone out just like that after retiring. It has been a great course so far and I’m learning so much from some of the best coaches in the country and ex-players as well,” the former international right-back told.
Kaka who was a striker in the team that Nyangweso famously led to the SPL crown is also cutting his teeth as a coach with course.