Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia has hailed Malawi National Sports Council for sponsoring CAF C licence coaching course currently underway at Dedza Secondary School at K6 million (about $9 000).
The course, which has been organised by the Malawi Schools Sports Association (Massa), has drawn 70 participants including Super League coaches and sports masters from schools.
“Sports Council has demonstrated that it is committed to seeing football grow through training of coaches, not only at club level, but also in schools through,” said Chiumia when she opened the 13-day long course.
Some of the notable names attending the course are Peter Mponda, Temwa Msuku, Albert Mpinganjira, James Sangala, Peter Mgangira, and Be Forward Wanderers coach Elia Kananji.
Football Association of Malawi vice-president James Mwenda said the course would help participants, which include former players, gain elite football knowledge.
“For former players it is a pathway to a new coaching career. This affords you the opportunity to impart your expertise to the new generation,” said Mwenda.
Representative of Ministry of Education, Grace Kapachika, whose ministry has provided accommodation, transportation and allowance for the facilitors, said the course will help in talent identification.
“I believe there a lot of talent in rural areas which is going unnoticed. Upon completion of this course, our sports masters will be able to unearth talent in remote areas which will translate into national team material,” said Kapachika.
One of the participants Msuku from the MDF described the CAF C course as must for aspiring coaches. n