Football Star Enrolls for Business course at Zetech
After calling time on his lucrative football career, Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KEFWA) President James Situma is set to pursue a course in Business Administration at Zetech University in a bid to better serve the Association in his managerial role.
The former Kenyan international will afterward undertake a course in Sports Management, an area he believes is relevant to his line of work to empower him to expertly handle the affairs of the Association.
Commenting on the move, Situma said, “I am proud to join Zetech and pursue a two year certificate in Business Administration as a foundational programme then later take a three year Diploma in Sports Management. I believe this is the right time as I am not actively playing and leading an organization like KEFWA needs enhanced expertise to take it to the next level.” He added that sports men and women need to invest in education to better manage their careers.
Lauding Situma, who has been a major contributor in the football circles as a gifted player, Zetech VC Prof Njenga Munene noted that through the training, Situma will better serve the football fraternity. “We are proud to absorb Situma and empower him to invent his future through quality education that will contribute to his leadership at KEFWA. As a University, we are keen on working with the sports sector in their areas of interest even as they sharpen their skills on the field.” He said. Situma will also serve as an inspiration to the Zetech Titans football team that consists of passionate players who are on sports scholarships.
KEFWA Secretary General and Posta Rangers Midfielder Jerry Santos on his part highlighted the need for education in streamlining and managing sports affairs in the country. “We are proud to see Situma invest in higher education; this is a move that should challenge players to join university and learn how to manage every aspect of the professional careers.” said Santos.
The 34 year old remains keen on using his training and experience to build capacity among upcoming generation of players and encourage them to invest in education as they grow. This is in line with his mission to advocate for Kenyan football players’ rights and enhance their lives through partnerships with relevant partners and institutions.