The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has challenged the newly trained Beach Soccer coaches to be active as idle coaches will not be considered for all future upgrading coaching courses.
FAM executive committee member Daud Suleman made the remarks when he officially closed a five-day FIFA Level 1 Beach Coaching Course in Mangochi.
Suleman said the 30 coaches who were trained by Brazilian expert Marcelo Mendes should go out and work in developing the game in their respective areas and not just hang their certificates in their homes.
“This is a rare opportunity for you to establish yourselves as top coaches in the game. It’s just a level 1 and upgrading courses have been lined up next year.
“Go and work so that you should be considered for upgrading courses. FAM has in the past trained a lot of coaches who have gone back and just sit at home. Go help us develop players as we aim to build a strong national team.
“FAM is committed to develop Beach Soccer in the country as the game has shown great potential with good results at international level. We are investing in the game by among other things developing human capital like we have done this week,” said Suleman.
Mendes said he was impressed with the level of commitment from the participants as they spent most of the sessions mastering tactics.
Beach Soccer Malawi Association vice president Gift Chimbalanga thanked FAM for organising the course saying the game needs expertise to build good players.
One of the participants Wakisa Mwambetania said the course was an eye opener and promised that they will not stay idle.
The course attracted 30 coaches from all the five Beach Soccer zones namely Mangochi, Nkhatabay, Nkhotakota, Karonga and Salima.