Football Coaches in Shakawe have attracted the attention of Namibian clubs who want to employ them for their youth development structures in women football. These developments have brought energy to many young coaches in Okavango area to work hard in the ongoing BFA C licensing coaching course.
This publication came across a Namibian club manager (lower division league) who revealed that his club is interested to hire three coaches in Shakawe to work with him. He further revealed that he was first in Shakawe over the Easter Holidays where he observed the talent and quality of coaches the area has.
The manager who has preferred to remain anonymous as he continues counting, also revealed that once he has secured the services of the coaches, his club will move further to sign few ladies players to boast his team for the upcoming seasons.
“I visited Botswana again this independence holidays and I have watched few matches for both women and men, so I have seen quality players and the way this coaches here interact with their players therefore we would love to work together going forward,” he said.
He also indicated that the aim is to create a good relationship with Botswana coaches and players towards the BONA 2027 Africa Cup of Nations, if at all the bid wins. He added that there is talent in African coaches, giving example of the five African nations who are heading to the World Cup in November.
He said Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana and Egypt are all coached by African coaches, a clear indication that the continent has the necessary qualities and talent to take competitive football to the world.
“We need to develop our own coaches in Africa and also believe in our own philosophy and tradition and in this way we will be able to conquer the football world and win even the world cup,” he added.
Mohembo United women coach Samuel Timothy confirmed to this publication that there are opportunities for them in Namibia. He revealed that the only hindrance for them has always been that some of them did not have the necessary coaching license.
“Now that I am in the verge of completing my CAF C license, I am optimistic that I will get the opportunity to coach in Namibia or anyway I can get the opportunity,” he said.
Timothy indicated that Namibian coaches normally visit Shakawe during tournaments to watch their games and interact with them.
Meanwhile Shakawe Stream Secretary Thokomelang Ngaka revealed that the BFA C license course in Shakawe will be completed next week, adding that they are training 40 coaches – of which 3 are women and 37 men.