A second CAF C Coaching License course for 2023 got underway at Mpira Village in Blantyre on Tuesday.
The course which has attracted 30 participations has targeted Youth and Women’s Football and Elite League coaches and will run for 30 days.
FAM second vice President Othaniel Hara, who officially opened the course, said the Association aims at increasing the pool of qualified coaches as one wat of raising the standards of football in the country.
“This course is very important because it is for the beginners who are just coming from the foundation level, the D licensing Course. CAF C coaching course is where we begin serious business in terms of coaching.
“It is a customized approach to involve participants who are active in women’s football, elite football and the Youth coaches to have these papers and serve the game better,” he said.
FAM Technical Director Benjamin Kumwenda said it is the dream of the association to develop quality coaches, especially for the youths and women and at the end of the year, our target was to train 90 CAF C coaches,” he explained.
Kumwenda added that: “ We are doing things differently this time around where we have targeted only those who are active so that we avoid having many trained coaches without clubs. We will be doing things differently this time around.”
One of the participants Rachel Sikenala from Blantyre said the course will open more doors for her because they will gain experience through the technical expertise from the facilitators.
After the first fifteen days, the coaches will be sent to their clubs for practical sessions which will be monitored by the facilitators.
During the period, the Coaches will undergo basic Football Coaching theory and practical sessions to be facilitated Kumwenda and fellow Coach Educator McNelbert Kazuwa.Referees Development Officer Fredrick Kholopa will drill the participants on laws of the Game while Sports Medicine will be facilitated by Levison Male.