The Liberia Football Association (LFA) in collaboration with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will hold the first-ever CAF license ‘A’ coaching course for senior local coaches in the country beginning the 1st of June.
The maiden edition of the month-long CAF License “A” coaching course is expected to bring 52 License “B” coaches who have acquired and applied the license for at least two years, according to Coach Francis A. Tamba, CAF’s educational officer in Liberia and a CAF Instructor.
Coach Tamba told the Daily Observer over the weekend that the recently 28 graduates of the FA's organized CAF license ‘B’ coaching course are not qualified to take advantage of this “HIGHEST DEGREE IN COACHING” to reach the cream of tactical brains in the country.
“Actually, the CAF license ‘A’ coaching course instructor is expected in the country in May to prepare the coaches for the month-long theoretical and practical examinations in June,” Coach Tamba said.
He noted: “But in some countries owing to the huge financial burden and other demanding activities, and we might take that same approach, the course can be divided into two sections – teaching and examinations.”
However, national team head coach James Salinsa Debbah; Coach Christopher Wreh, manager of the U-20, and Deputy Oliver Makor are not ineligible for the CAF license ‘A.’
Others who cannot participate in the CAF license ‘A’ owing to the attainability of the two-year practical clause include U-17 head coach Joe Nagbe and George Gebro as deputy coach as well as Varmah Kpoto and Jonah Sarweiah, coaches of U-14 and the Female Senior Lone Star.
However, the likes of Coach Kervin Sebwe, the head and deputy coaches of the U-23 Lone Star, Thomas Kojo and Janjay Jacobs are qualified.
Others include the two-time LFA’s coach of the year, Robert Larteh, Abraham Kekeh, Gabriel Johns, Mathew Jalutweh, Emmanuel Cooper, Abraham Sesay are among the qualified coaches.
The holding of CAF license ‘A’ coaching course in the country is one of the boosts to Musa Bility administration with the launch and implementation of the CAF Coaching Program in 2010.
It may be recalled that the LFA has issued a directive that only coaches with the CAF license ‘B’ certificates would be allowed to handle clubs in the country and in taking steps to relatively ensure that the law is fully implemented; the LFA has organized three CAF license ‘B’ coaching courses.