The Namibia Football Association (NFA) coaching instructors course ended yesterday after assessing various programmes within the NFA structures, while the coaches refresher course that was initially scedulled for last week will this week go ahead as planned.
According to the NFA Education Officer, Timothy Tjongarero, the instructors course started officially on Monday and was attended by the following participants: Brian Isaacs, Jacqui Shipanga, Ricardo Mannetti, Woody Jacobs, Bobby Samaria, Aaron Bolle Hambira and Timothy Tjongarero and the course instructors included Klaus Starke (NFA technical director and FIFA/CAF instructor, as well as Willy Kapukare, who is a CAF/NFA instructor.
"The course was basically examining various NFA course programmes, such as the introductory coaching course manual, the NFA C-Licence course manual and the B-Licence level manual, which the new instructors are being taken through," says Tjongarero.
The course attendants are coaches in possession of CAF licences or an NFA A-Licence. All instructors will be receiving official certificates and be required to conduct the courses this year. Tjongarero said coaches have approached his office with requests to attend at least the second refresher course, which takes place this weekend. The course is actually meant for coaches whose licences have expired and need to be renewed.
The NFA introductory coaching courses will start this year, with the first one to be held in Windhoek during February 18-22. The registration fee per participant will be N$300 and requirements are that each candidate must apply within the registration period set by the NFA with all required documents i.e. a handwritten CV and two passport photos attached to the application form.
The minimum age for admission to the course is 18 years and participants must master the English language in word and written form and an adequate level of physical fitness is expected. Furthermore, participants must be a member of a club, academy or school registered and acknowledged by the NFA and must have basic technical football skills and a 100% participation in all lessons is required to receive a certificate, which allows the participant to apply for the NFA C-Licence course.