Soccer coaches empowered

2016-04-01 06:00
The South Africa Football Association in the Harry Gwala district took a decision to train coaches up to top level.PHOTO: sourced

The South Africa Football Association in the Harry Gwala district took a decision to train coaches up to top level.PHOTO: sourced

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THE South Africa Football Association (Safa) in the Harry Gwala district took a decision to train coaches up to top level as the country is struggling to find vibrant soccer quads and leagues at district level.

In order to contribute to the quality of the Premier Soccer League and national squads, Safa completed 10 days of an intense coaching course at Umzimkhulu TVET College Hall and sports ground recently.

At regional level the national agency, entrusted with the management, development, facilitation of soccer, has since taken a decision to produce well informed, capacitated and empowered coaches in order to produce more disciplined players and in order for this to be realised coaches must have level D, C, B and A certificates.

Last year the district also conducted a Code D course for at least 35 coaches throughout the district.

“As a department we understand that in order to produce the best players their coaches need to be up to the task. Sports development is indeed our primary objective hence we support training coaches,” said Nkosinathi Ngobese from the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Zibokwakhe Mncwabe from Ingwe Local Football Association, who also coaches players, expressed his excitement about the continuity of this programme saying it dignifies the soccer fraternity­ in general.

Instructor Urban de Kok commended the commitment and maturity of the coaches stating that through these courses, when fruitfully implemented in the respective local and district level, will bring change for many footballers.

“Through the leadership of Safa, we are going to produce a handful of qualified coaches by the time they all pass the Level A course because this course will enable them not only to coach in the region, but anywhere in the country, and at any level.

“We are committed to taking soccer to another level not only in the province, but throughout the country. It is our aim to produce players, who through their performance, will dominate the entire PSL and excel in the squads.

“We are aware of the beast we are faced with hence we want to produce equally relevant coaches so that we do not lose our tradition and flair in soccer,” said John Motsa, regional technical officer in the Harry Gwala district. - Supplied.

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