Isaac Bakit Agogo and Joan Nabisenke are two Ugandan youth football coaches who are on the verge of winning a football coaching course in England London.
The two applied for the Future Stars coaching program and had to go through scrutiny by a panel of judges from Arsenal Football Club and WorldRemit, the latter is the official online money transfer partner to the English Premier League side.
Agogo and Nabisenke plus six others made the grade because of their commitment of coaching to improving the lives of their community.
Their impact on young people within their community and of their proposals to pass on their training on their return home if they win the programme.
Isaac who is from Gulu will compete for the one slot available for the men with Feisal Abdi Hassan (Kenya), Luis Alejandro Castañeda (Colombia) and Samuel Taylor (Ghana).
Nambisenke has competition from Beldine Lilian Achieng Odemba (Kenya), Chinasa Ukandu (Nigeria) and Vivian Johana Pirateque Garzón (Colombia).
Two winners in each category will be chosen by a public vote to fly to London for a personalised training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches. Voting is now open on www.futurestars.worldremit.com until 2359hrs on 11th November.
About Ugandan the finalists
Isaac Bakit Agogo from Gulu, Uganda
Bakit started volunteering as a football coach in 2005 and is a firm believer in the power of football to create harmony among young people and help them overcome conflict.
He coaches at Watato Sports Academy in Gulu and has worked with children whose families were affected by the insurgency in Northern Uganda.
If he were to win Future Stars, he would use the opportunity to establish a children’s football league in Gulu and neighbouring South Sudan.
Joan Nabisenke from near Kampala, Uganda
Joan coaches girls aged between six to fifteen years living in the suburb areas of Kampala. Many of the girls she trains are orphans, and she is committed to helping them with their education and supporting them with food and housing through funds donated to the academy.
If she were to win Future Stars, she would use the opportunity to highlight the benefits of getting more women and girls involved in football.
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