MYSC and BFA holds CAF D License training in Moshupa

Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture Botswana organised a CAF D License in Moshupa village from 29 January 2024 to 02 February 2024. Botswana Football Association collaborated with MYSC Southern District.

MYSC and BFA holds CAF D License training in Moshupa
MYSC and BFA holds CAF D License training in Moshupa Image Credit: Facebook

Botswana: The Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture Botswana organised a CAF D License training in Moshupa village from 29 January 2024 to 02 February 2024. Botswana Football Association collaborated with MYSC Southern District.

This programme aims to train coaches from Moshupa District, Mabutsane District, Kanye District, Good Hope District, Mabutsane District, Lobatse and Jwaneng Townships.

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Coaches are prepared to handle 6 to 12-year-old kids from their areas, inclusive areas difficult to reach by existing structures such as Kgomokasitwa, Itholoke, Lekgolobotlo, and Kunutu. This is in line with sports development models, as well as FIFA and Botswana Football Association development plans targeting to enroll kids from 6 years into their development programmes.

The trained coaches will also assist in training some of the Constituency Sports Tournament teams in their respective areas.

A football coach plans and leads training sessions intended to help players improve at playing the game. Football coaches develop the skills, motivation, and fitness of football players and teams. They also organise and lead the team in competitive matches.

As per the reports, more than 33 coaches from both the Emalahleni LFA and SAFA Nkangala District which entailed an intense theoretical programme that took place over five days a week, and then the practical taking place over two days at Witbank High School in Emalahleni.

The development and growth of Women’s football in South Africa is a top priority. It is a commitment to the women who play the game, to the young girls who dream of a football career, and to all those who invest in the promotion and advancement of African Women’s football. Emalahleni LFA has female candidates who also participated in the CAF C Licence.

Linda Zwane (Deputy President of SAFA) is very proud to have local coaches represented at this course, paying for it and affording the opportunities to our people to acquire the necessary skills in order to go back to their areas and impart that with their counterparts and the football community.

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He said, “To us, this is the real development that we want, to see our members getting the necessary skills and knowledge to be able not only to pour back into our community in the name of development but also to be in a position to get employment because of this.”

Furthermore, he asserted, “Therefore, based on our observations and views, through these interventions, we will be able to achieve our 2024 vision objectives by contributing towards our socio-economic development contribution.”

“My view is that through these interventions, we will be able to achieve our objectives as local coaches but also it helps and contributes in the socio-economic development of the community,” Said Sfiso Dube (Local Coach).

“We are very happy to participate in the C License Course; it will enable us as coaches and former soccer players to also coach at higher levels of our football,” said Dumisa Ngobe.