8 November 2018 –The South African Football Association is hosting a SAFA coaching D license course in Cape Town, which will run on the weekends of 9 – 11 and 16 – 17 November.
The five-day course, which starts this Friday (9 November), will be hosted by the SAFA Cape District LFA where 32 aspiring young professional coaches are expected to attend.
SAFA Cape Town Coaching Coordinator, Dumani Tyokile, stated that they had specifically targeted providing this course to a much younger group as compared to the older generation of the Mother City. And that is mainly because Tyokile believes investing in young and upcoming coaching talent, will go on to have a positive impact on the country’s football in the long run.
“Let us be honest,” Tyokile said. “Not every player who is playing in the country’s LFAs is going to make it in becoming a professional football player. This is no hidden secret. And that is why we have decided to host this coaching course, with the youth of Cape Town aspiring coaches being our main target.
“You do not need to be a former professional player in order for you to become a successful professional coach,” Tyokile added. “The likes of Rulani Mokwena (Orlando Pirates assistant coach) and Thabo Senong (South Africa’s national Under-20 men’s team head coach) have proven it that it can be done. And that is what we are trying to get our youth in our respective LFAs to see”.