NFA, FIFA host grassroots coaching course

18 Jul 2016 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibia Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with Federation of International Football Associations (Fifa) is hosting a football instructors' course at Eenhana for invited coaches from around the country.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the NFA on Monday said the about 20 invited coaches will attend a week-long grassroots instructor’s course that commences at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region on Monday.
The course will be facilitated by renowned FIFA expert Erich Rutemoller.
Rutemoller will be assisted by NFA technical director and Confederation of African Football (CAF) instructor, Timothy Tjongarero.
The project involves 24 schools, with 23 drawn from Ondangwa and one from the Khomas Region.
“This course demonstrates Fifa’s support for grassroots football, emphasising the importance of grassroots and having qualified coaches that can be turned into instructors.
“The course will go a long way in making sure we change the way we do things at schools and the message to the coaches is very clear - learn and plough back as soon as possible to get the desired results,” Tjongarero was quoted as saying.
The course will involve theoretical and practical sessions and will take place at the Eenhana Sports Field.
The coaches that will be attending the course are Tataati Ace Komeya, Hulda Goagoseb, Thubaelihle Sibanda, Alexander Itumba, Roy Hambira, Aini Katanga, Salome Iiyambo, Agnus Elemu, Sakaria Kahenge, Domingo Ruwa, Michael Nalukaku, Wilbard Shitaatala, Paulina Kasheeta, Matias Haundjodjo, Ferderick Sitali, Lovisa Mulunga, Mike Hamutenya, Tiranus Dengeinge and Turipamue Upi.
The NFA and Fifa are holding the course in collaboration with other partners such as the Government of Namibia, Fifa, the German Football Federation (DBF) and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).