Arsenal legendary defender Sol Campbell is expected in Kenya next week.
The former Arsenal and England player will be in the country between May 23-28 to conduct a coaching camp organized by betting firm SportPesa as part of their partnership with the English Premier League team Arsenal.
He will be accompanied by a team of three Arsenal coaches consisting of Paul Drew Tyler, Mohammed Moaz Awadelkarim and Rupen Shah.
In the six day coaching camp to be held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, 60 local coaches will undergo professional training which they will in turn pass on to the players.
According to Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri, the objective of the camp will be to give coaching exposure to Kenyan coaches by sharpening their skills and technical ability.
“The essence is to develop a local football curriculum based on the Arsenal academy program for our coaches. In our commitment to improving football standards in Kenya, we will be conducting an Arsenal Football Training Camp with 60 of our certified Kenyan coaches,” Karuri declared.
The coaching is planned to be in two sessions; theory in the morning and practicals in the afternoon.
Amongst the topics to be taught include profile of a good footballer, player centered coaching, how to identify player talent, ways to assess good players, developing players’ strengths and balancing their weaknesses.
Campbell, born Sulzeer Jeremiah Campbell was part of the famous ‘Invincibles’ Arsenal squad that won the 2003-04 English Premier League title unbeaten.