All 18 coaches who attended the CAF/NFA B License coaching course made the grade after the evaluation by CAF recently.
The 18 coaches attended a three-week CAF/NFA B-license coaching course at Soccer House, Windhoek and according to the report cards from CAF, all eighteen scored above the pass rate of 60 percent.
Namibia Football Association Technical Director Klaus Stark said the 18 coaches, all graduates from the Introductory Coaching and C-License Coaching courses, were confirmed by CAF to have passed and will be receiving their certificates soon.
“The participants of the course have all passed; I have the results with me and they must be credited for their credit willingness to learn and good behavior throughout the course,” said Starke.
Stark added that this latest achievement by Namibian football means that 18 more qualified coaches will have to foster the growth of football in the country, with special emphasis on youth football.
“This achievement has now even given us (NFA) more trust to believe that our youth football will continue to produce good and quality players in the coming years. I therefore call upon all those that were part of the course to continue and or start to share their skills with others especially the youth,” Starke said.
NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro called on the coaches to share their knowledge as well.
“It only make sense if after attending courses of this nature, we continue to share that acquired knowledge with our communities and clubs as that can only help us get better and aim for more training which is available as well,” Rukoro said.
The candidates were tested orally on football theory, while the second part of the theory was done through written examination which also examined the candidates’ knowledge on sports medicine and laws of the game. Each candidate also underwent a 20 minute practical test.
The examination of the B License participants was done by Zambia Football Federation Technical Director Honour Janza, an accredited CAF Coaches Instructor. Janza was assisted by Stark as well as another CAF instructor Willem Kapukare.
The top student is former Chief Santos and Brave Warriors defender Rodney Doeseb who during Easter this year guided the Erongo regional Under 20 football team to their first ever title in the Namibian Newspaper Cup at Keetmaanshop. Doeseb scored 94 per cent, while all his peers scored well above 60 per cent.