National Football Coaches Association (NFCA) has requested for additional Caf C courses after disclosing that 30 coaches are undergoing training at Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Blantyre.
NFCA Chairperson Aubrey Nankhuni said the association struggled to shortlist candidates to attend the training which rolled out on Saturday.
“It was not easy to come up with the number of 30 coaches to undergo the coaching course as we have 2,000 coaches who are eyeing the Caf C licence. “We request Football Association of Malawi to consider facilitating about three Caf C courses next year to solve the situation,” he said.
Nankhuni also asked participants to work hard to earn the certificate saying the document will not be awarded on a silver platter.
Fam Technical Subcommittee Chairperson Tiya Somba Banda challenged coaches to start analysing the game of football through a computer.
“The landscape of football across the globe has changed. The game is now digitalised and we are working on introducing computer lessons to all our coaches,” Somba said.
Taking his turn, Fam President Walter Nyamilandu said they were aware that for coaches to develop they needed technical know-how.
“I want to assure you that all your friends that were left will come here next year. I would like to encourage you to work hard so that you overcome this. I know it will not be easy but I will push you to make it,” he said.
Silver Strikers Reserve coach MacDonald Yobe, who is among the 30 coaches attending the course, said it was a step in the right direction.
Fam Technical Director Benjamin Kumwenda is among instructors from Caf facilitating the training.
Former Flames players Joseph Kamwendo, Heston Munthali, Fundi Akidu, Andrew Chikhosi, Sherry Msuku and Ntopwa FC owner Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman are also attending the training.