Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has said it will make Caf B Licence as a minimum qualification for all football coaches, including assistants.
Fam Transfer Matching System Manager, Casper Jangale, said they would roll out a campaign soon to sensitise football clubs to this new requirement.
Jangale said it was vital for assistant coaches to have the Caf B Licence so that they can step in the event that head coaches are unavailable at their respective clubs.
“The assistant coaches are the ones that take over the team when the main coach is not around to carry out his duties, so it is important to ensure that they are both better qualified for the job,” he said.
Currently, only the main coach is required to have a Caf B Licence.
Last month, Be Forward Wanderers successfully requested Fam to allow assistant coach, Elia Kananji, to take charge of the Nomads when head coach, Eddingtone Ng’onamo, travelled to Denmark.
Two months ago in Uganda, it was also made clear that assistant coaches without Caf A or B licences would not be allowed to be part of the technical bench during the 2016-2017 Azam Uganda Premier League season.
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