The highest qualification coaching license course in Africa is underway at Mpira Village in Chiwembe but the official opening ceremony was done on Friday morning.
Blantyre City mayor Noel Chalamanda and Football Association of Malawi (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu graced the occasion where 27 coaches are taking part.
Speaking during the ceremony, Nyamilandu said it was very important for the coaches to attain the CAF A Coaching license course for the betterment of Malawian football.
“It’s a privilage for our coaches to attain the highest paper in the continent because it gives them more options not only in Malawi but Africa as whole.”
“This will also help in developing football in Malawi because these are the same people behind the success of our football so we are very optimistic that our coaches will do well during the training,” he said.
In his remarks, Chalamanda said coaches are fundamental in as far as developing football in Malawi hence the need to have coaches with credentials.
“We have mayors trophy in Blantyre where young talent will be exposed. We need these trained coaches to help us in achieving our goal but this will totally depend on the credentials of our coaches. As a nation, we need to have qualified coaches and it’s our dream to see them succeeding once they attain these qualifications,” he said.
The course will run between 31st October and 12th December 2016.
Some notable faces that are participating in the course are Yasin Osman, Jack Chamangwana, Leo Mpulura, Lloyd Nkhwazi, Collins Nkuna and Gerald Phiri who is now coaching the Under 20 national team. During the function, FAM through Nyamilandu donated balls to the mayors trophy.