Thirty-four football coaches last week took part in a Football Association of Malawi (FAM) C licence coaching course held in Lilongwe.
The 10-day course, was organised by Play Football Malawi (PFM) Academy and was facilitated by Confederation of African Football (CAF) instructor Benjamin Kumwenda.
During the closing ceremony on Wednesday, Kumwenda, who hailed PFM for organising the course, urged the participants to translate what they have learnt into action.
“Coaching is all about practising and our hope is that you will impart the knowledge that you have acquired into the players. This course is different from the previous ones because the modules have been upgraded,” he said.
One of the participants, Collins Pofera, who coaches a women’s team Skippers FC, said the course was helpful.
“If we will use the knowledge we have gained, then football will wear a new face. We have gained a lot and I wish these courses would be held frequently so that more coaches can benefit,” he said.
PFM manager Kennedy Zakochera said they decided to organise the course because coaches have a vital role to play in developing the game.
The course also attracted active and former Super League players such as Ackim Kazombo, Lewis Masiyano, Alupheous Nyoni, Lameck Kachimanga, Charles Ngosi, Joseph ‘Dudu’ Kachule and Lyton Mangani. n