The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Namibia Football Association (NFA) Elite Instructor, Willy Kapukare conducted a C-License Coaching course from the 02-13 November at Outapi.
The course looked at furnishing the coaches with a clear understanding of the game, in regards to youth coaching.
The facilitator said different players of various age groups require different training, and that vast knowledge on football and the development of core coaching objectives such as skill and the right attitude are required to succeed as a coach.
“The participants were quite active throughout the training. I most especially focused on their performance during practical sessions and they outdid themselves beyond expectation. Overall the course was a success”.
Kapukare says due to COVID-19, this was the first course he conducted, when ultimately there were five (5) courses scheduled, namely in Tsumeb, Kavango East, and West and Erongo. The Kavango West course is supposed to be a refresher for participants who obtained their C License in 2017 but have not developed due to the inactiveness of football in the country.
While the C license course concluded in Omusati, an Administration workshop is expected to start on the 19-21 November at the NFA Girls Centre, to be facilitated by NFA Instructor Mathew Haikali.
The workshop starts at 09h00 until 16h00 every day, with participants from all NFA-Women Super League (WSL) clubs. A fee of N$300 per person is expected to be paid upon registration.
Haikali says it aims to refresh and re-equip the participants with skills and knowledge in terms of setting up standards of how football should be run. It will look at issues around administration and management as well as finance and communication in football.
“The communication component is vital because it’s one of the biggest challenges we face in football. We need to know how to communicate at all levels and most importantly with our fans and supporters as it’s critical in creating our image and brand.”
He adds that FIFA has introduced a new online registration process, one he intends on introducing to the club members during the workshop. The workshop being centred around the WSL clubs, around 70% of the participants are expected to be women.