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New Caf syllabus delays coaching course

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Local football coaches who were looking forward to upgrading their qualifications this year will have to hold their patience until the continent’s soccer-governing body, Confederation of African Football (Caf), introduces a new syllabus for Caf C, B and A courses.

The courses were initially slated for next month but Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has said they will instead be held in June.

The association’s Technical Director, John Kaputa, said Caf has decided to come up with the new syllabus to incorporate elements that are essential to the development of the game across Africa.

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“Caf’s technical committee is busy working on the new syllabus for the three courses. Once they are done, they will present it to the [Caf] executive committee for scrutiny. The executive committee will then invite general secretaries and presidents of member associations to update them on the same. So let me inform those who were expecting these courses that they will be held possibly in June,” Kaputa said.

The development is likely going to affect some Super League coaches who were waiting for the courses to obtain minimum Caf B coaching licences as enforced by Fam under the Club Licencing System.

Silver Strikers Coach, Lovemore Fazili, who is supposed to attend the course to acquire a Caf B licence, said he has no problem with the changes.

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“If the courses were held now, it would have given the coaches an opportunity to freely participate since the season is yet to kick off. But for me, I don’t have a problem with the change. I will attend the course when all is in place,” Fazili, who has a Uefa B licence, said.

Some notable Super League coaches who do not have Caf B licences include Elia Kananji, Temwa Msuku, Oscar Kaunda and Nelson Chirwa.

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