Japanese football experts conduct coaching course in Yangon

Japanese coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi (r) conducting the coaching course yesterday in Yangon.  Photo: MFF
Japanese coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi (r) conducting the coaching course yesterday in Yangon.  Photo: MFF

Football experts from Japan conducted the Myanmar-Japan Football School Coaching Course yesterday at the conference room of the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.
The course was attended by officials from the Myanmar Football Federation, and coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers from Myanmar National League clubs.
The course opened with speeches by coaching committee executive of the Myanmar Football Federation, U Tin Myint Aung, and Japanese veteran coaches Yoshio Kikugawa and Kenichi Yatsuhashi (aka) Keny.
Yoshio Kikugawa, 75, is a former veteran coach and coaching instructor. He holds an ‘S’ certificate, the highest football certification in Japan, and played for the country’s national football team from 1969 to 1971.
He took up coaching after retiring from professional football.
As a football coach, he headed Japanese League II club, Chuo Bohan SC.
Kenichi Yatsuhashi holds an AFC Pro License and several other international football coaching licenses.
He acted as a technical director at the Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic from 2012 to 2014.
He also served as head coach of International Allies F.C. of Ghana from 2017 to 2018. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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