Namibian coaches attend DFB virtual course
12 May 2021 | Sports
Namibia will participate in the upcoming DFB International Instructor Course in partnership with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the Botswana Football Association.
The virtual DFB International Instructor Course (IIC) is set for 24-28 May 2021 and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) will have eight A-licence instructors attending.
NFA acting technical director Jacqui Shipanga says the course is vital for the development of the game.
“Our focus this year will be to ensure that we fully equip our instructors and coach educators in order for them to be able to go to the regions next year and conduct various courses, we need to accelerate the NFA Train the Trainers technical project,” Shipanga says.
Namibia will be represented by the following eight coaches: Willem Kapukare - CAF instructor; Gerald Guther - NFA regional instructor, Swakopmund FC; Woody Jacobs - CAF/FIFA instructor, Orlando Pirates FC; Bobby Samaria - Interim Brave Warriors head coach; Collin Benjamin - NFA youth instructor, Hopsol Youth League; Lucky Richter - NFA regional instructor, Black Africa FC; John Sikerete - NFA regional instructor and Rodney Doeseb - NFA regional instructor.
Shipanga calls for patience from those not part of the upcoming course as they will still benefit.
“Our instructors will then visit various regions upon request and will be accompanied by young regional trainee instructors.”
The former Brave Gladiators coach stresses that “progress will be made even if it is slow and we need to ensure that proper development takes place.”
Other upcoming courses for this year will be a goalkeepers refresher course and just before kick-off of the NFPL league in August, a fitness and conditioning course and the NFPL/MTC administration and management course from 25-28 May. The UEFA- NFA Women Super League coaching course will resume in June.
“We there urge the coaches to get their CVs and documentation in order for these courses,” Shipanga said.