SportPesa launches new training scheme for African coaches in partnership with English football clubs

Hull City in Kenya
Hull City run a training session in Kawangware during their visit to Kenya. Photo: SportPesa

Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa have shown their commitment to developing sporting performance across Africa with the announcement of a new scheme to help aspiring local football coaches across Africa.

Over the coming weeks, the scheme called ‘Coaches to Count On’ will see staff from SportPesa’s English partner clubs visit South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya to provide clinics for local aspiring coaches in the community.

Arsenal coaches are currently in South Africa delivering a three-day session to cover all aspects of football and providing courses for coaches of varying levels of ability.

Coaches from Southampton will then visit Tanzania at the end of the month with Hull City Coaches arriving in Kenya in early May.

SportPesa is committed to developing sporting performance across Africa, staying true to its roots in the continent.

This latest initiative builds on the company’s Kits for Africa campaign, which launched three years ago and has seen over 75,000 pieces of kit donated by football fans via collection points at selected games outside the grounds of Everton, Hull City and Southampton.

SportPesa Chief Marketing Officer Kelvin Twissa said: “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.”

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