Iyambo and Sibanda in high-level CAF and FIFA courses
Despite financial woes in local football, Namibian women football administrators and coaches are hoping to improve the game in their areas as Salome Iyambo recently attended at CAF Women’s Instructors in Cameroon and Thuba Sibanda is due to visit Europe for a FIFA’s Master Programme.
Salome Iyambo, on nomination by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) recently attended a CAF Women Instructors Couse held in Cameroon at the CAF technical Centre in Mbankomo. The course was conducted by Egypt’s Mohamed Abdul-Meneim, also known as ‘Shatta’, Dominique Niyonzima from Burundi and South Africa’s Fran Hilton-Smith.
Iyambo expressed her appreciation of the course: “ In February this year I was appointed Galz and Goals instructor and have already facilitated courses in the Khomas region and coordinate the programme in the Otjozondjupa region” Iyambo said.
She also reiterated the value of the beautiful game. “Football remains the biggest and greatest game sport in the world with many opportunities locally and internationally. Passion and patience are key to keep the you in the game of football”.
There were 24 participants from English-speaking African countries as well as the coaches from the eight teams that have qualified for the upcoming CAF African Women’s Championships in Cameroon.
Thuba Sibanda is due to attend The FIFA Master - International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, a course organized by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with three universities, De Montfort University in Leicester (England), SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan (Italy) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
The Programme was created to promote management education within the sports world. It has developed to become a top graduate programme developing all-round managers who can cope with the increasingly complex world of sport.
“ I’m really excited about this course and looking forward to learning more and come back and help to propel local women and football in general to greater heights. It will be an intense course and I’m looking forward to it. Thank you NFA for the trust as well as FIFA for this chance”, Sibanda said.
Sibanda is due to leave for Leicester on 09 September and will be coming back home in August 2017.