The South African Football Association’s (SAFA) coaching education department is currently conducting an aptitude and selection test for coaches interested in obtaining the Level 3 coaching certificate.
The assessment test kicked-off on Monday (14 February 2011) at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria. There are forty five (45) coaches in attendance.
The assessment panel consists of the following personnel: Michael Nees (Director of Coaching Education at SAFA), Serame Letsoaka (SAFA Technical Director), Pitso Mosimane (Bafana Bafana head coach), Fran Hilton Smith (CAF and FIFA Instructor) and Sonnyboy Lethibe (Technical Director: Botswana Football Association).
At the end of the assessment period on Friday, 18 February 2011, the panel will determine the number of candidates to take part in the SAFA Level 3 coaching course, which is scheduled to be held next month.
The candidates will be tested on the coaching exercises on the field of play; practical exercises consisting of playing football matches and coaching theory. Thereafter they will be subjected to interviews.
To obtain a Level 3 coaching certificate, candidates must have a SAFA Level 2 coaching certificate or an equivalent international (UEFA A) license.