Windhoek — The two-week Namibia Football Association (NFA) C-Licence coaching course underway at Soccer House, has attracted a commendable number of 31 participants.
The course, which started on Monday, covers various topics ranging from sports medicine to the laws governing the game of football.
Upon completion of the course, the prospective coaches will be examined and the successful ones will be presented with the NFA C Licence Coaching Certificate on the final day.
The course instructors are Klaus Starke - NFA technical director, Willem Kapukare - CAF coaching instructor, Ricardo Mannetti and Timothy Tjongarero, both NFA coaching instructors, while Boy-Boy Ndjadhila has been tasked to lecture the participants on the laws governing the game of football. Brave Warriors team doctor Gerson Kandjii will also take participants through the ropes on the importance of sports medicine. In the introductory session of the course, participants were introduced to the NFA coaching and licensing system before they were subjected to a fitness and technical test.
On day two, the programme focussed on planning of training sessions, basic football techniques, shooting and warm-up programmes. Youth training was the focus on day three, including introduction to game systems and tactics. Day four will see the importance of players' conditioning explained to course participants, while the laws of the game will be covered tomorrow.
Day one of the second week will kick off with a lecture on systems and tactics and the principles of play, while day two will cover aspects of tactics, sports medicine and how counter-attacks should be employed.
Day three of the second week will focus on goalkeeping, warm-up techniques for goalkeepers, as well as the theory of goalkeeping and fitness training. The final two days will be dedicated to examinations starting off with coaching practice to be followed by a written examination on football theory, the laws of the game and sports medicine.
The 31 participants are as follows:
Klaas Woller (Ramblers), Benedictus Hoaseb (Ramblers), Eliander Shailemo (KK Palace), Obed Boois (African Lions), Rodney Veseevete (Kavango United), Lesley Nganjone (St Barnabas Primary), Augustinius Augurib (Newcastle United), Ronny Mulike (Benfica), Mika Mukuwe (Nampol), Nelson Geingob (Kalenga Primary), Walter Khaibeb (Chief Santos), Kanyehi Linnox (Hope Academy), Rywa Domingu (Oshikango United), Michael Nalukaku (Young Tops), Imms Kalimba (Unam-Ogongo), Quinton Bezuidenhout (Nick Eleven), George Dlamini (Rundu Chiefs), Elieser Uirab ( Katutura Youth Academy), Andrew Tjahikika (African Stars), Ernest Kupe (United Stars), Gotlieb Katiko (Desert Rollers), Andre Benjamin (St. Paul College), Peter Boois (City of Windhoek), Job Naimbili (Paresis Secondary), Josef Katukui (Benfica), Screamer Katjizeu (Eros Primary), Jarry Uugwanga (Vietnam Rangers), Tataati Komeya (Tigers), Oubaas Mokwena (Tigers), Absalom Mushaandja (Windhoek Prisons) and Stephen Aochamub (Sport Klub Windhoek).