Grassroots coaches get training at Eenhana

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The northern town of Eenhana is hosting a five-day FIFA/NFA Grassroots Coaches Course aimed at improving the knowledge of football mentors at foundation levels of the beautiful game in Namibia.

The course participants are 34 teachers who aspire to grassroots coaches from the Ohangwena regional schools and is conducted by Timo Tjongarero, assisted by the seven grassroots football instructors: Salome Iyambo, Roy Hambira, Frederick Sitali, Matias Haundjodjo, Elemu Agnus, Wilbard Shitaatala and Michael Nalukaku.

The course that started on Monday and ends on Friday is covering topics such as trends in youth football today, coach education system at NFA, role of youth coaches, principles of training and competition, warm ups, teaching and learning in youth football.

The group is also taken through how to organize small-sided games, team tactics, team leading, the coach as well as preparation and management of youth tournaments. Incorporated as well are Football 4 Life sessions and the power of football to reach life skills.

The course was opened on Monday by the Director of Education in the region Isack Kamatwi and NFA deputy regional chairperson Sammy Mushelenga.

The Eenhana leg is the first of series of courses that will be done in the region as part of the project with 15 schools benefiting from the pilot phase of this highly significant course. All participating schools will get sport materials from the programme to advance sports at their respective schools.

Some of the participants: Sem Nahoto, Israel Elizabeth, Medusalem Hambongo, Leonard Nangobe, Shilongo Teofeles, Mulife Mulife, Lucas Haludilu, Sakaria, Nambwele, Diakas Kawana, Lotto Nambandi, Aludhilu Tomas, Cornelius Sholingo, Fillipus Hamutenya, Justa kamanya, Robert Nandobe, Kalimbo Matheus, Angula Gerhard, Toivo Hamunime, Muahafa Nestor, Selma Shimpanda, Petrina Hailonga, Frans Nghilalulwa and Ileni Ndeuyema.