Western Cape Coaching course facilitator Kamaal Sait has spoken highly of the aspiring coaches who attended the recent SAFA D Licence coaching course in Manenberg, Western Cape.

The course is a SAFA/CAF endorsed introductory coaching course that forms part of the association’s strategic goal of Vision 2022, which outlines the increase of coaches at grassroots level as one of its key objectives.

It took place on the weekend of 12-14 May as well as 19-21 May.

The former player who was once on the books of Santos, Umtata Bucks, Cape Town Spurs, AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates, was working with Bafana Bafana legend Thabo Mngomeni in teaching the future coaches.

Of the 28 attendees, 19 were able to pass the course and are now eligible to undertake the next level which is the SAFA C License Coaching course.

“I was impressed with their interaction and enthusiasm which showed an eagerness to learn. They showed great interest and commitment to what we were doing. Another good thing is that we had young and old coaches all trying to learn. My advice to the older coaches was that they should open themselves to learning new ways of coaching. I emphasised to them that most must start thinking like modern coaches because times have changed,” the former Santos assistant coach said.

Sait also spoke of the experience of working with Mngomeni.

“He is a student of the game and having played at the highest level, brings a lot of value. I think it is also important that we mention that these courses are also open to people who have not play professional football. Their benefit will be to learn more from people who have played professional football.”

The course is a SAFA/CAF endorsed introductory coaching course that forms part of the association’s strategic goal of Vision 2022 which outlines the increase of coaches at grassroots level as one of its key objectives.

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