MASVINGO – The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) will host a soccer coaching clinic in Masvingo on March 25 up until April 1, 2017 at Mucheke stadium in a bid to improve competitiveness and develop talent.
The coaching clinic will be headed by football legend and former Zimbabwe Saints and national team striker, Gibson Homela.
The event will see those with a genuine passion for football being given a chance to have their skills horned as they showcase what they are made of. Those with Level One coaching certificates and ex-premier league players have also been encouraged to attend.
Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association (Zisca) coordinator, Cuthbert Kwangwari stressed the need for those with football at heart to attend the course.
"I invite all those football lovers to attend this coaching clinic because it is being done for the betterment of our game. The reason why we leg behind is because we don't have many soccer academies. I therefore urge even school teachers to attend the course," said Kwangwari.
He said they were especially interested in school teachers so as to introduce them to professional standards while equipping them with the knowledge needed to stem rampant age-cheating in football.
New minimum requirements set by Zifa obligates all top flight coaches to be holders of at least a CAF A coaching licence and that they be assisted by someone with a CAF B or C licence.
Division one coaches should possess CAF B coaching licence while secondary school coaches must have a Zifa Level Two certificate. It has also been made mandatory for primary school football coaches to hold a Zifa Level One certificate.sport