Zimbabwean coaches for Germany course


The Herald

Tadious Manyepo Sports Reporter

LEGENDARY former Warriors captain Peter Ndlovu leads an array of legends who have been invited to enrol for a high-level coaching course in Berlin, Germany.

The highly regarded course, which is registered with the Berlin Football Federation, is scheduled to run between January 7-18 next year.

And the opportunity has been extended to Zimbabwean coaches at a time when there are no refresher courses running in the country.

CAF courses have also not been conducted in Zimbabwe for over three years.

One of the course’s facilitators Philip Zulu, a Zimbabwean based in Leeds, England, is running around to ensure more Zimbabwean coaches get a chance to attend the training.

The advanced certificate attained from the BFA is recognised world-wide.

And Ndlovu, who is currently the manager at South African flamboyant side Mamelodi Sundowns, has been given the opportunity to enhance his skills along with other legends who include Esrom Nyandoro, Willard Katsande and Desire “Ball Juggler’’ Mbidzo who are all based in South Africa.

Mbidzo is a holder of a South African Football Association D coaching license, a CAF C coaching diploma and he recently did the Brazilian Cosafa Futsal soccer coaching coarse.

An array of locally-based coaches, including Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya, have also been invited for the coaching course in Germany.

Speaking from his base in Leeds, Zulu said the Zimbabwean coaches stand to benefit a lot from the Germany course.

“Football Association (Berliner Fußball-Verband e.V.) is planning to hold an international advanced coaching course (A-Certificate) for high-level coaches on UEFA-B-Level Standard and we have invited Zimbabwean coaches,” said Zulu.

“Internationally-acclaimed instructors from the Berlin Football Association will conduct the course and our own coaches stand to benefit a lot from this training.

“Our football standards as a country are coming down and we definitely need to recharge our batteries and this is one of the main reasons why, as one of the facilitators of the course, decided to back the inclusion of all Zimbabwean coaches interested.

“We need to empower our coaches. They need those modern skills and that will enable them to then turn around the fortunes of the Zimbabwean game.

“All Zimbabwean coaches are invited to attend. All of us should play some roles to try and improve the standards of our game.

“We are ever going down yet other countries are improving each day.

“This is the starting point. We definitely need those skills and we can then have a good foundation.

“Refresher courses are also needed very often so as to keep in touch with modern training and coaching methods.

“These are some of the things which the coaches who will attend are set to benefit.”

Zulu also said the course will focus on team-tactics, individualisation of training and advanced game analysis among other topics.

The coaches will also have an opportunity to be attached at professional clubs in the German Bundesliga.

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Publish date : 2021-10-31 22:18:16

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