The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Sunday awarded certificates on Preparatory Football Coaching to 21 football coaches drawn from across Ntcheu District on completion of a two week football coaching course.
Speaking when he awarded the certificates to the coaches, one of FAM’s instructors, Steward Mbolembole said well-trained football coaches are of paramount importance in the development of football in the country.
“As coaches, you are expected to have passion for the game and you should always be patient for you to advance you coaching skills,” said Mbolembole adding that the certificates are only testimonies that the coaches succeeded in the Preparatory Football Coaching.
He said football coaching has no limit and advised the coaches to aim higher in their coaching field.
“There are a lot of skilled football players in both rural and urban communities but these players do not excel due poor coaching by their teams’ coaches and this is a step in ensuring that football teams at all levels have skilled coaches,” he said.
Mbolembole then commended Ntcheu District Sports Officer, Mathelo Kambalame for demonstrating the passion for the development of sports especially football in the district.
He then appealed to Kambalame to consider organizing another coaching course for the coaches to attain Class C Coaching License.
Earlier, Chairperson for Central Region Football Coaches Association, George Ng’onamo expressed gratitude for FAM’s acceptance to train the coaches and awards them with certificates.
“This marks a milestone in as far as football development in concerned in Ntcheu. As coaches, you are expected to be practicing what you have been trained in otherwise you forget the skills you have gained,” said Ng’onamo.
The training course among others, covered topics on; how players learn, duties of players and coaches, medicine and nutrition for players, dribbling, ball control, heading, shooting and passing the ball.