PROFILE OF KENYA COACH – DAVID OUMA

PROFILE OF KENYA COACH � DAVID OUMA

Head coach: David Ouma

Date of Birth: 27 February 1978

David Ouma is credited as being the first man to take Kenya to their first ever Women's Africa Cup of Nations in 2016. The Dutch-trained tactician with the highest CAF Level A certification started out his coaching career as a youth coach at the Mathare Youth Sports Association in Nairobi, Kenya.

A trained architect, he started his coaching career in 1993 as a Youth coach with his former club Outspan FC. He continued coaching within the youth ranks especially at the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) and in 2002 led the team to the Norway Cup winning bronze in the Under-16 category. Following that feat, he was promoted to be the assistant coach for the senior Mathare United team in the Kenyan Premier League.

In 2004, he was appointed an instructor for the MYSA/KNVB coaching courses and in that same year did his KNVB International Coaching Course UEFA-C in Zeist, Netherlands.

The following year, he coached Mathare United Under-21 team to the East Africa Cup in Moshi, Tanzania and scaled further being appointed an assistant coach with the MYSA team which earned promotion to the Kenyan premier League in 2007.

He did his UEFA B coaching License in Netherlands in 2008 and a year later, earned his first senior team head coach role, taking over at MYSA after they were relegated from the top tier. In 2009, he broke into the Kenyan Premier League taking over as Posta Rangers head coach where he worked until 2011.

In 2012, he joined Sofapaka where he worked until 2014. In 2013, he was named Kenya's second-best coach of the year in the annual Kenyan premier League awards while in 2014, he led the club to second spot finish in the KPL and won the Football Kenya federation Shield (the curtain raiser to the new season).

In 2015 after leaving Sofapaka, he was appointed the Harambee Starlets head coach, a position he has held to date. He also works in the Football Kenya Federation Technical Department.

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football

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