Tjihonge attends CAF first Goalkeeping Instructors Course


Former Brave Warriors gloveman Ephraim Tjihonge recently attended the first ever Confederation of African Football (CAF) Goalkeeping Instructors Course in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

The course was held from 5-8 May in Cameroon and focused on teaching aspects of goalkeeping from young ages and training them on technical skills in modern football.
Tjihonge who played for Brave Warriors from 2003-2014,started his professional career at Black Africa and also went to ply his trade in South Africa with clubs such as Black Leopards and African Warriors.

Tjihonge was delighted to be part of the course and thanked the NFA for the opportunity.

“The course was amazing and I was among top names in Africa like Tony Sylva from Senegal who was a great player back in the days. I learned quite a few things especially implementing new techniques on the pitch. Goalkeeping is the same everywhere it’s just the way we interpret it.”

Tjihonge is hopeful the course will provide him with the unique opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained.

He also added that as he was sent by the NFA to attend the course, the NFA must have big plans but for the near future he will focus his energy on a refresher course for the goalkeepers as the country has not been having any football games thus far.
His advice to young players who want to follow in his footsteps is pure hard work, be disciplined and dedicated and you will go places.