14 Jul 2013 09:40
WINDHOEK, 14 JUL (NAMPA) ? An International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) administration and management course conducted by Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary-General, Barry Rukoro in Botswana ended on Saturday.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the NFA on Friday said Rukoro has indicated that he was happy with the co-operation of the participants at the six-day course held in Gaborone.
Rukoro is also a FIFA-accredited administration and management instructor.
The course, which targeted office bearers of the Botswana Football Association (BFA), was aimed at enhancing the locals? administrative capacity.
?The participants are really open-minded and eager to learn more about football administration and management and thanks to FIFA, these platforms offer them just that. The participants give me the feeling that they do, indeed, want to be agents of positive change in Botswana football,? Rukoro was quoted as saying.
The course, amongst other things, covered FIFA development programmes, events management, statutes, financial management, communication and planning.
According to the NFA Secretary-General, the course taught participants strategic and business planning, football promotion and marketing among others.
?We also covered finance management, competitions and organisation, club structures and administration, the role of referees, coaches and stakeholders in developing the game, and managing development programmes,? Rukoro explained.
He was expected to return to Namibia on Sunday.