Hull City coaches are set to visit Kenya for a coaching clinic as part of SportPesa’s new initiative aimed at helping aspiring local football coaches across Africa.
Coaches to Count On campaign will see coaching staff from the gaming firm’s partner clubs in the UK visit South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya over the coming weeks to provide clinics for local coaches in the community.
Arsenal coaches are currently in South Africa to deliver a three-day session to cover all aspects of football, providing courses for coaches of varying levels of ability.
Southampton coaches will visit Tanzania end of the month, while Hull City Coaches will be in Kenya early May.
The initiative builds on the company’s Kits for Africa campaign, launched three years ago and has seen over 75,000 pieces of kits donated by football fans via collection points at selected games outside Everton’s Goodison Park, Hull City’s KCOM Stadium and St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton.
“SportPesa has a proud history of supporting grassroots sport globally and we’re delighted to announce this new scheme which uses our growing network to help develop the next generation of football coaches. Our Kits for Africa campaign demonstrate our commitment to inspiring budding footballers on the continent and we hope this initiative serves to continue that progress,” Kelvin Twissa, chief marketing officer at SportPesa said.