New Era (Windhoek)

31 January 2013

Namibia: Football Coaches Receive Certificates

Deputy Head of the German Embassy, André Scholz handed over coaching certificates to Jacky Shipanga, head coach of the Namibian women's football team and Gerald Güther, Eleven Arrows coach.

Both coaches successfully completed a three-week international coaching course organized by the German Football Association (DFB) in Hennef, Germany in April/May last year. The Namibian pair was amongst the best performers at the course.

Also present was Klaus Starke, long-serving German football expert who has been seconded to the Namibian Football Association (NFA). Starke is the incumbent NFA technical director (TD).

The international coaching course was held in Hennef, Germany with 35 participants representing well over 20 countries from across the globe. The gathering was part of a programme jointly organized by DFB and the Federal Foreign Office and the training courses proved to be extremely effective in developing coaching skills.

Excited participants applauded the programme and could not stop raving about the experiences gained during the course. "We are grateful for the amazing opportunity to meet people from so many other countries that helped us in building long lasting relationships," said Arrows youthful mentor Güther who hails from Swakopmund.

On her part, Shipanga, expressed appreciation for being afforded the opportunity to attend the course and thanked the German Embassy for the continued support of Namibian football.

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