In a move to push for the development of the game of football in the country, Botswana Football Association (BFA) has embarked on training more local coaches. The association is currently inviting applications for CAF ‘C’ License courses. The courses will be held for the BFA South and BFA North Blocks respectively from 2-15 October 2016 in Jwaneng at Orapa. BFA Secretary General Kitso Kemoeng revealed that each course will accommodate 32 participants. Kemoeng said both courses will admit applicants from practising coaches. “The applicants must possess a preliminary coaching certificate or its equivalent. They should also be actively practising coaching at BFA affiliated clubs or development structures,” he said. However, other structures from BFA associate members are also eligible.
Applicants should send their certified copies of National identity cards (Omang), certificates and profiles reflecting their meaningful contribution to BFA technical director on or before Monday (19/09/16). They will be expected to pay a fee of P1500 for the two-week course. All payments should be deposited into the BFA account and proof of such deposit should be also sent to the technical director after receiving admission into the course. The CAF ‘C’ License courses are said to be very intensive, with participants expected to be physically fit to undergo both theoretical and practical assessments.
Kemoeng said the main aim of the course is to increase the number of qualified coaches in a move to improve the quality of football in Botswana. He said the association wants to help clubs to meet the requirements of the club licensing. Both courses will be conducted by BFA internal instructors. Kemoeng said the association has qualified instructors that are capable of conducting these courses. One such instructor is Phillimon Makwengwe who holds the CAF Elite Coaching Instructor license.