Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has sent a customised manual for CAF B coaching course manual to Confederation of African Football for approval.
This follows the continental football governing body’s directive that member associations should have a customised manual for coaching courses.
FAM technical development officer Benjamin Kumwenda said the association is waiting for CAF to approve the tailor-made manual before rolling out the course.
“We finished writing and editing the CAF B coaching manual as well as the programme for the course
“Everything was sent to CAF’s technical department and are waiting for their feedback.
“CAF instructed us to have our own detailed syllabus . We intend to hold the course soon after approval and clearance of the Covid-19 pandemic which has put football activities at standstill,” said Kumwenda.
FAM last held CAF B coaching courses in 2015 and took a break to pave way for the development of the course’s manual and programme.
Kumwenda said the FAM technical department is also in the process of developing CAF C and CAF D manuals.
“We have also finished the write-ups for CAF C and D Licenses. The CAF D Licence replaces FAM C Licence,” he said.
FAM technical director John Kaputa said the development of the coaching manuals is a milestone in the development of coaches in the country.
“As a country, our football is unique. That is why CAF would like us to develop a manual that suits us. They are trying to stop the one size fits all arrangement CAF previously had,” he said.
CAF B Licence is a minimum coaching qualification required for one to coach in the country’s TNM Super League.