NFA and FIFA host grassroots course at Eenhana
About 20 invited coaches will attend a grassroots instructor’s course that commences at Eenhana on Monday, 18 July with renowned FIFA expert Erich Rutemoller facilitating at the week-long course.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with FIFA will be hosting an Instructors' course in Eenhana, Ohangwena region, to invited coaches around the country as part of Ohangwena Schools' project for the rehabilitation of schools' sports facilities.
The would be instructors will be trained by renowned expert, Erich Rutemoller, from FIFA/DFB and he will be assisted by the CAF/NFA instructor Timothy Tjongarero. The course will be held at the Eenhana Sports Stadium where the theoretical and practical sessions will be conducted.
The partners for the Ohangwena schools' project include the Government of Namibia, FIFA, NFA, DFB and GIZ, with the project involving twenty four (24) schools with 23 in Ohangwena and one in Khomas region.
“This course demonstrates fifa’s support for grassroots football, emphasizing the importance of grassroots and having qualified coaches that can be turned into instructors for many more coaches around the country can only add value to how we groom the youngsters boys and girls and ultimately bring them through the structures. The course will go a long way to making sure we change the way we do things at schools and the message to the coaches is very clear, learn and plough back as soon as possible to get the desired results”, NFA Technical Director Timothy Tjongarero says.
The coaches that will be attending the course are: Tataati Ace Komeya, Hulda Goagoseb, Thubaelihle Sibanda, Alexander Itumba, Roy Hambira, Aini Katanga, Salome Iiyambo, Agnus Elemu, Sakaria Kahenge, Domingo Ruwa, Michael Nalukaku, Wilbard Shitaatala, Paulina Kasheeta, Matias Haundjodjo, Ferderick Sitali, Lovisa Mulunga, Mike Hamutenya, Tiranus Dengeinge and Turipamue Upi.