Balaka sports correspondent Bartholomew Boaz Kawina has led the way in domestic sports literature by publishing a book titled Football Made Simple.
His second book, after debuting with a vernacular offering, offers simplified tailor-made football knowledge meant for those wanting to understand how football is played or aspiring footballers and coaches.
“I am so excited that after four years of working on this project, it has now materialised. I came up with the idea after observing that we do not have football literature in this country that can help young players and possibly young coaches. I believe this book will help in football development,” Kawina said on Tuesday.
The book explains football field and equipment, flexibility and exercises, playing positions and their required skills, formations, skills, tactics, football terms/terminology, referees’ signals, football and education.
Running over nine chapters and comprising 68-colour pages, the book breaks down the chapters to tackle finer details such as skills required for each playing position such as passing techniques, types of shots, goalkeeping techniques, attributes of good defenders, midfielders and strikers and tackling —thereby it could be useful even to coaches.
The 68-page book, which has been printed by Montfort Media is selling at K3 000 (about $7.50) per copy. He is personally selling the books as he looks for an outlet. He can be contacted on +08 88 520 845.
Kawina, who edits Montfort Media publications, holds a philosophy and journalism diploma, weaves his knowledge as an amateur secondary school footballer and football writer into an in-depth package.