The National Women’s Football Association says from this coming season all coaches for the Women’s League clubs should have a minimum of a D Coaching badge.
The Association Chairperson Suzgo Ngwira said this ahead of the week-long D Licence Coaching course which the Association has organised for the Women’s League coaches from Saturday May 8, 2021.
“As an association, we found that most of the coaches for our teams are not certified so we decided to have them undergo the course before the season kicks off.
“This is also in line with some of the points in our proposed strategic plan in which we are trying to shape and transform our game to be at par with the developed countries and we believe that this can only be achieved if we have well qualified coaches.
“We are targeting to train those that are currently coaching the League teams but we are also looking at former women’s football players who have an interest in coaching to join. We would like to see these coaches move to all Coaching Levels up to CAF A so that we also a have a pool of qualified coaches for our game”, she said.
FAM Technical Development Officer Benjamin Kumwenda, who is the overall facilitator for the courses said the Coaches will undergo both the theory and practical coaching sessions so that they have a better understanding of the game from both aspects.
“This is a course for beginners and they will have to understand who is a coach and their roles as well as the technique, tactics and physical development of players,” said Kumwenda
Patricio Kulemeka and Maggie Chombo will facilitate the Southern Region Course while McWilliams Nkunika and Davie Mpima will facilitate the Central Region Course. In the North, the course will be facilitated by Benjamin Kumwenda and Christopher Nyambose.
Each Coaching Course will have 30 participants and each of the 24 clubs will send two coaches.