Twenty seven License D soccer coaches last Tuesday completed CAF License C and received certificates of participation, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
CAF Coaching Instructors Francis A. Tamba and Henry Brown prepared and tested the twenty seven coaches to accumulate 120hours training time and 40hours examination time. The original number was 28 but one coach did not complete the course. The course began on April 20 to May 14, 2014.
Apart from the examination, the coaches each made oral presentations, and made theoretical and practical presentation of team preparation, as well as information on team and players’ psychology.
After the 120hours preparation, CAF mandated two of their newly promoted Elite Coaching Instructors and Assessors, meaning Tamba and Brown to carry out the examination.
Previously or before the two men were promoted, the examination part had always been done by CAF Elite Instructors and Assessors from Ghana and Nigeria.
Though there was lacked of materials and financial support from the Liberia Football Association, the twenty seven coaches remained focus and kept at the training.
The two CAF Instructors said the test results would be sent to CAF in Cairo, Egypt and after further examination of the performances of the coaches, CAF would then determine how many of the participants deserve CAF License C.
“Don’t go about announcing that you are now a License C holder,” Tamba told the participants, “but while waiting for the results of your participation use your knowledge to develop football in your community.”
Brown said practical commitment to succeed is essential, “to make you stand out among the crowd and work with the LFA to ensure that the fundamental information about the sports is taught to players under your control.”
LFA Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah expressed the association’s appreciation for the commitment shown by the coaches and assured them of its support.