CAF Education Officer, Francis T. Tamba has returned to Liberia after completing a one-week training (April 4-14, 2014) in Yaounde, Cameroon.
The course was attended by CAF Education Officers from English Speaking African countries, Mr. Tamba told the Daily Observer yesterday.
Subjects discussed included responsibilities of CAF Education Officers in CAF member countries, how to monitor and enforce CAF Coaching Licenses, and CAF Elite Coaching Instructors’ role in the development of the game he said.
Tamba added that evaluation of referees’ performance and the establishment of young referees’ academy was also discussed.
“It was an exciting experience for me to be with so many people from all over Africa,” Tamba said, “we are charged to develop coaches and referees to improve football in Liberia.”
Tamba is the second Liberian who has been approved by CAF as an Elite Coach Instructor. He is now an asset to CAF and FIFA and has a duty to travel to other African countries to assess the quality of coaches there. The other Liberian is Henry Brown, presently the technical director at the Liberia Football Association.
Coach Tamba, who recently spent several weeks supervising coaches in the hinterland, said their first test assignment as CAF Elite Coaching Instructors is in May, next month in Monrovia.
“CAF has asked us to administer CAF License C course in Monrovia for Liberian coaches with License D,” he said, “so all coaches with the D License are encouraged to contact me at the LFA for further information.”
He said each participant will pay LD1, 850 for the 15 days tutorial and five days theory, practice and the laws of the game course.
Meanwhile, countries that sent representatives to participate in the training in Cameron were: Liberia, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Egypt, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia and Mauritius.