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Forty-One Super League and National League club coaches have successfully undergone a three day video analysis course in Lusaka aimed at enhancing their coaching practice and equipping them with the necessary skills for improved performance.
The training comes a few weeks after an additional 47 coaches were trained in goalkeeping and video analysis as the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) continues with its agenda of putting in place mechanisms that continue to support coaches with knowledge for football development.
Chipolopolo first assistant and video analyst Dushan Stojanovic took the participants through the course and was supported by Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, local assistant Oswald Mutapa, goalkeeper coach Miroslav Stojnic and FAZ Technical Director Lyson Zulu.
Speaking when he officially closed the course, FAZ President Andrew Kamanga said the Association will continue building capacity among coaches and administrators as trainings such as video analysis were critical in modern football.
“I am happy that our technical bench has embraced this (video analysis) technology wholeheartedly and are taking it across our leagues. As FAZ, we shall continue to invest in capacity building for our coaches at various levels to ensure that we sustain the momentum currently underway with our grassroots football,” said Kamanga.
“All these activities fit in our 10-year strategic plan that seeks to take Zambian football to the next level. We shall keep true to our pledge to build a solid foundation for the future of the Zambian game.”
In giving a vote of thanks, one of the course participants, Donewell Yobe, thanked FAZ and the Micho led technical bench for spearheading the programme which he said would come in handy for both players and administrators.
“This that you have done Coach (Micho), is unprecedented in Zambia. Many people have come to this country to come and coach even our national team, but have never initiated such a thing as this. You came with your technical term and you saw areas of development and initiated this capacity building course for coaches in very short time, we give you appreciation,” said Yobe.
‘To my fellow coaches, we have a duty to implement what we have learned here, at our clubs. Yes we have learned but now we need to act.’
So far, 1,231 coaches have been trained in the FAZ D license across all 10 provinces while 62 coaches were trained in the FIFA Youth coaching course and in the last three weeks, a total of 88 coaches have been trained in the goalkeeping and video analysis.
Some of the goalkeepers trained include Red Arrows goal minder Danny Munyao, Nkana FC’s Allan Chibwe, Power Dynamos’ Jackson Kakunta and Green Eagles shot-stopper Sebastian Mwange.