- Tusker FC Coach and the Kenya National Football Coaches Association (Kenfoca) interim chairman Robert Matano has called on all tacticians to come together and act in unison to stand a chance of getting support from corporates.
Kenfoca, a rival body to the Kenya Football Coaches Association (Kefoca), was formed two months ago because of the claims that Kecofa is not benefiting coaches, especially those who have retired.
Matano observed that coaches are suffering and no one can step in to help if they remain disorganized.
“We have to be united to get help, but if we are not, no one can help you, not even the corporates,” the Tusker FC boss observed.
“This is an association which is made for all coaches in the country, and to get the benefits, you have to be a member. Coaches are facing tough times; they are suffering because they do not have a medical scheme for themselves as well as their families,” he explained.
Matano was speaking on behalf of Kenfoca when they visited ailing former Harambee Stars coach Rishadi Shedu. The coaches had come to console the veteran tactician, who recently lost his wife. They handed the veteran tactician Sh34,000 raised by his colleagues.
“We are also starting a Savings and Credit Co-operative (Sacco) where all coaches can contribute and later get loans for development after their careers have ended,” he continued.
Several tacticians paid a visit to former Harambee Stars coach Rishadi Shedu and offered monetary aid. Among those who accompanied Matano were Elvis Nandwa, Elvis Ayany, Benjamin Omukaba, Japheth Akhulia, John Njogu, and Anwar Sadat.
“We have come here to visit our ailing brother and condole with him. It is indeed tough times for us, but we have to try and stand with our own especially when they need our help,” Matano concluded.