The Namibia Football Association (NFA) C-Licence coaching course which started late last week at Soccer House, ends this Friday as aspiring coaches have since been put through tough tests.
A total of 24 participants are in attendance at a course that covers aspects such as the coaching and licensing system, planning of a training session and basic football techniques.
Others include shooting and warm-up programs, apart from the fitness and technical tests.
Youth training is also under the microscope and so are the game systems player tactics, conditioning and the laws of the game.
The principles of play, sports medicine, goalkeeping, warm-up techniques for goalkeepers, its theory and fitness training are also covered.
The course will conclude with examinations in terms of coaching practice as well as football theory, the laws of the game and sports medicine.
The lead instructor at the course is Willem Kapukare, who is a Confederation of African Football (CAF) accredited coaching instructor, assisted by Ricardo Mannetti, Brain Isaacs, Bobby Samaria and Timothy Tjongarero. All are NFA coaching instructors.
Boy-Boy Ndjadhila and Fransina Katjaimo lectures on the laws of the game and Brave Warriors team doctor Gerson Kandjii, talks to the participants about the importance of sports medicine.
The NFA Technical Director, Klaus Starke will be back in town this week after spending time in Afghanistan, where he was inducting that country’s Technical Director, just in time for the examination of the participants.
The participants are:
Collen Gusha, Peacemaker Imanga, Phillip Jacobs, Mervin Mbakera, Gregory Kahimise, Gerhardt Hengari, Gilroy Xoagub, David Nashime, Lesley Uirab, Hendrick Julius, Albert Ganeb, Lawrence Kaapama, Bartholomeus Haragaeb, Michael Pienaar, Silas Haindongo, Nelson Mushisheni, Jairus Petru, Maleagi Ngarizemo, Enos Tjambiru, Gerson Heita, Klaas Blom, Phillemon Shikwambi, Frans Amukwa and Gerhard Haraeb.