Africa Soccer FOOTBALL : German FA to drill Botswana, Namibia football instructors

Botswana and Namibia football instructors will hone their skill during the forthcoming virtual German Football Association (DFB) International Instructor Course (IIC).  

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the German Federal Foreign Office will, through DFB, conduct the course from May 24 to 28 2021 in partnership with Botswana Football Association (BFA) and Namibia Football Association (NFA).

BFA and NFA have confirmed the development through their respective websites, describing the five-day course as designed to educate instructors in line with the “International Sports Promotion.” 

It offers practitioners the opportunity to acquire supportive and practice-oriented teaching aids to increase their overall effectiveness of the education they offer. The aim is to link the existing football-specific and interdisciplinary skills of the instructor more strongly with methodical, social and media competencies,”  BFA website states.

 Application window for the course was from May 10 to 12 process and applicants were supposed to submit their CVs and certificates.

 “All applications should be submitted directly to the BFA Acting Technical Director, Dr. Carolin Braun, [email protected] and copy to [email protected].

“Requirements: the participants need to have access to a computer during the whole course; a smart phone will not be enough,” the website adds.

NFA has since indicated that eight coaches—Willem Kapukare (CAF Instructor), Gerald Guther (NFA Regional Instructor/Swakopmund FC), Woody Jacobs (CAF/FIFA Instructor/ Orlando Pirates FC), Bobby Samaria (Interim Brave Warriors Head Coach), Collin Benjamin (NFA Youth Instructor/Hopsol Youth League), Lucky Richter (NFA Regional Instructor, Black Africa FC), John Sikerete (NFA Regional Instructor) and Rodney Doeseb (NFA Regional Instructor)—will attend the course.

NFA website quotes Acting Technical Director, Jacqui Shipanga, saying: “Our focus this year will be to ensure that we fully equip our Instructors and Coach Educators in order for them to be able to go to the regions next year and conduct various courses, we need to accelerate the NFA “Train the Trainers” technical project.”

The course will cover the following:

Role of an instructor 

Methodological competence 

Social competence

Football-Specific skills

Media competence, and, 

Inter-Disciplinary skills. 

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