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As part of its mission to develop and produce qualified coaches in Nhabe, the region’s football association (NRFA) has applied for a Botswana Football Association (BFA) C License training course to be conducted for the Gumare stream.
The region has so far trained 60 coaches out of which 21 hold BFA B licenses while 39 has BFA C licenses. The 60 comprises of 55 men and 5 women.
NRFA chairman Norman Sebele revealed to Times Sports that the Gumare stream will receive 30-35 slots for BFA C coaching license training as soon as the BFA approves its application.
“We are waiting for a response from BFA very soon because the delays a result of the other trainings they have been carrying out across other regions. So, as soon as they are done with those they will communicate with us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Gumare United head coach Ronald Phillip noted that the coaching license training is very important in the development of football therefore it would be a welcome development for the Gumare stream to receive such training.
Phillip, who holds BFA C license indicated that the Gumare stream teams are headed by coaches who mostly do not have coaching qualifications, hence the importance for them to receive the training.
“I know of the difference it brings to have qualified coaches in a stream like Gumare or anywhere else because it comes will all the necessary ingredients for a football structure to be well equipped and succeed,” he said.
Phillip revealed that Gumare stream is ready for the course adding that last year the stream failed to submit the required number of participants for the BFA C license batch thus why they were not trained.