Coaches complete instructors’ course
LESOTHO Football Association (LeFA) secretary general Mokhosi Mohapi has urged local coaches to invest time in research to improve their craft.
Mohapi said this during the closing of a week-long coaches’ instructor course on at Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena in Maseru on Friday.
The course was instructed by Tunisian FIFA instructor Karim Malouche and saw 16 local coaches getting certificates.
Mohapi said coaches must adapt to the dynamism of football to stay relevant by researching.
“Even if one holds a certain qualification, they must continue researching to avoid becoming obsolete,” Mohapi said.
“I wish you the best of luck as you all await CAF to come and assess you so that you can be categorised.”
LeFA technical director Leslie Notši said he was impressed with the commitment shown by the participants during the course.
He said they would now wait for CAF to conduct its own assessment before categorising the participants into either level A, B or C.
“Now that we have completed this phase, we will wait for CAF to come and assess then categorise them from instructing levels C, B or A.
“Some have already been in the same course so this was more of a refresher course for them and we hope the exercise help them improve the level of coaching in the country. We are satisfied with how everybody carried themselves during this period and we believe we are in the right direction,” Notši said.
Malouche encouraged the coaches to work together and share ideas.
“Keep working hard, share information and exchange ideas because that is how you will develop. I am confident of your future and that of other coaches whom you will be working with. I am honoured to have worked with you. I am pleased with the level of commitment you portrayed during this period and I wish you the best of luck,” Malouche said.
On behalf of the participants, Motebang Makhetha thanked LeFA for the opportunity while also praising his colleagues for their commitment.
“We are grateful to LeFA for this opportunity; this workshop meant a lot to us and we also thank Karim for the remarkable work he has done. I wish he could come back soon for more,” Makhetha said.
“With this remarkable job. To fellow participants I thank you for the commitment and energy you showed in this workshop.”