The long-awaited CAF B Coaching course will begin on Thursday July 7, 2022 at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.
This will be a first CAF B course in Malawi since 2016 after the continental football governing body stopped CAF courses and directed member Associations to develop custom tailored manuals which Malawi drafted and was approved in 2020.
According to FAM Technical Director Benjamin Kumwenda, 30 Coaches will take part in the course which will run through to August 30th, 2022.
“We had advertised that we needed coaches with CAF C Coaching Licence to take part in the course and after going through their CVs, the FAM Technical Subcommittee came up with the list of 30 coaches.
“During the course, the coaches will undergo both theory and practical lessons and the course will be in three phases: From July 7th to 14th, the coaches will undergo the theory of football coaching as well as goalkeeper training and they will be expected to go back to their respective clubs for internship from 17th to 29th July. During the internship, the coaches will be expected to write each training session that they will be conducting with the players which will be marked.
“The coaches will then come back for second module from August 1 to 6 where they will learn the theory of football coaching and laws of the game before going back to their clubs for another internship from August 7 to 19.
“The last module of the course will run from August 20 to 30 and during this period, they will undergo the Theory of football coaching, Sports Medicine and Communications and Media Relations,” said Kumwenda.
According to Kumwenda, the course facilitators will conduct practical evaluation sessions for the coaches during the internship periods.
Former FAM Technical Director and CAF Coach Educator John Kaputa, Benjamin Kumwenda and Hetherwin Nkumbaleza will facilitate module, while Eddingtone Ng’onamo, Kumwenda and Maxwell Mtonga will facilitate module two with Mtonga concentrating on Laws of the game.
Kaputa will then come again to facilitate module three alongside Levison Mwale, who will handle Sports Medicine topic while FAM Competitions and Communications Director Gomezgani Zakazaka is expected to take the participants through the Communications and Media Relations topic. Kumwenda is the overall course coordinator.
Kumwenda added that the coaches must pass examinations which will be written at the end of the course for them to be awarded the CAF B Coaching License.
CAF B License is a minimum coaching qualification required for one to coach in the country’s Elite League according to the FAM Club Licensing regulations.
Below is the list of participants:
James Sangala (Ntopwa FC), Swadick Sanudi (Nyasa Big Bullets), McWilliams Nkunika (Kamuzu Institute),Prichard Mwansa (Moyale Barracks),Peter Mponda (Naysa Big Bullets), Sulivan Kandulu (Mulanje FIFA/FAM Youth),Albert Mpinganjira (Mighty Mukuru Wanderers), Peter Mgangira (Silver Strikers), Mabvuto Lungu (Bangwe All Stars), Oscar Kaunda (Civil Service United), Elia Kananji (Blue Eagles),Chisomo Kamulanje (Ntaja FC), Christopher Nyambose (Karonga United), Clement Kafwafwa (National Teams),Karen Chaula (Ntopwa FC), Andrew Bunya (Dedza Young Soccer),Patrick Cheruwa (Phalombe FC),Joseph Chilapondwa (Kamuzu Barracks FC), Moses Chimbetete (MASSA TD),Enos Chatama (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve),Caroline Phiri (Coach Educator),Levie Mhone (Topik FC), Kondwa Ikwanga (Platinum Stars),Isaac Kapyepye (U17 National Team), Jeremiah Mkandawire (Lilongwe Urban Team),Joseph Mlamba (Mchinji Boma FC), Limbani Mwakhwawa (Kasungu Youth),Chancy Nsema (Walter Academy),James Sawerengera (National Youth) and Lovemore Faziri (National Team)