Saidi Segirinya

Saidi is Premier Skills Coach Educator and was among the first coaches to graduate from the Premier Skills Introduction to Coaching course in 2008.

He is now using football to support young people in the community. He has worked with the Uganda Police, the Ministry of Labour, Gender and Social Development, and the Edgar Youth Programme to deliver community projects targeting young people on streets and detention centres in Kampala.

After completing the Premier Skills course, I successfully joined the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) coaching course for beginners in 2009. I was selected to participate in Tackle Africa and FUFA HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. Using the lesson learned, organised workshops with football festivals targeting young people in detention at Naguru Remand Home. We supported them on issues such as HIV/AIDS, crime, and child abuse.
I am proud to have mentored over 200 female coaches and referees including Zainabu Nabatanzi now in China and Dorothy Namugenyi who is coaching Uganda Christian University teams in Mukono.
Premier Skills opened many opportunities for me in football as a leader. In 2010 I coached the Edgars U11 team that participated in the International War Victims Memorial Day tournament at Nelson Mandela National Stadium. In June 2010, I coordinated Aga Khan Centre team that participated in the Aspire Football Dreams Project, Sophas Kaweke one of the players from the centre was selected to represent Uganda in the finals at Moi International Stadium Kasarani Nairobi Kenya. I coached Edgars U11 Travel Team which reached the finals at the Welsh International Super Cup tournament in July and August 2010 in the UK.


Monday, 15 May, 2023 - 14:48