Thirty-five participants took part in a 10-day Football Association of Malawi ( FAM ) C-Licence coaching course held in Dedza District which ended on Sunday.
The course, which was funded and organised by Dedza District Sports Office to the tune of K1.2 million, drew participants from Mchinji, Lilongwe, Salima.
It was facilitated by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) senior assessors John Kaputa and Benjamin Kumwenda.
Dedza sports officer Janet Makawa said they decided to fund and organise the course to develop football standards in the district and also the region.
“Government believes that without well trained coaches it is not possible to develop players at grassroots to have the technical ability that can translate into national success; hence, this initiative to have qualified coaches at community level, ” said Makawa.
She said the course is a follow-up to the preparatory coaching seminar her office organised earlier last year.
FAM first vice-president James Mwenda, who was the guest of honour, thanked Dedza District Sports Office for organising the course.
“This is a very commendable development. It shows the district’s leadership is progressive in terms of football development at grassroots. It is more commendable that you have not been selfish by inviting coaches from other districts to benefit from this initiative, ” said Mwenda.
CAF senior assessor Kumwenda said the content of the course included some teachings from the