The coaching skills development initiative in progress. Photo: Supplied

Ditlou FC coach among the best


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Mogalakwena’s Ditlou FC head coach, July Nyaweni, was among the creme de la creme of soccer coaches from the amateur ranks to complete the Safa D-licence course in Pretoria in recent days.

The coach was part of the weeklong course conducted at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria, which started on Monday, 12 February, and was expected to be rounded off on Friday, 16 February.

The South African Football Association (Safa), through the sponsorship of the SAB, hosted the skills camp, tailored to upskill local coaches to world-class standards.

Coaches from across 52 Safa regions underwent training at the High-Performance Centre.

The organisers said in a statement the training was the country’s largest grassroots football development initiative, aimed at providing coaches with skills to identify and develop the country’s future stars.

Succesful candidates received the highly sought-after Safa D-license accreditation. 

“The ongoing sponsorship of the SAB League has ensured that the standard of football is well developed from grassroots, and elevated to greater heights. In order to establish a progressive development league, our approach to football focuses on the holistic development of not just coaches but players, match officials and administrators in the league,” said spokesperson, Nirishi Trikamjee.                                             

The low level regional leagues were reputed to touch the lives of 30 000 players on a weekly basis.

35 days ago       15 February 2018