4 March 2020 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is organising a Zonal Women Instructor course for the COSAFA region, which will be hosted by South Africa.

This will take place from 5 – 11 March 2020 at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.

The objective of the course is to introduce new female instructors to the region, build women instructor capacities and benefit from those instructors to develop women’s football in the COSAFA region.

In light of that, the CAF Development Division requested each Member Association in the COSAFA region to nominate two candidates for the course – the nominees, however, had to have high-level coaching experience and knowledge of football (i.e. coached/coaching at Top League of MA or National Team).

Nineteen (19) participants have confirmed their attendance, and Constance Whitebooi and Leah Sweetness Masango will represent South Africa.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Management of a Women Team
  • Reality-based learning and evaluation procedures
  • Profile and role of the instructor
  • Match analysis – during and after
  • Team Programming – in season/out of season
  • Talent identification
  • Case study: Women’s Football in COSAFA
  • Strategy Presentation
  • Player Development
  • Age-specific requirements for training
  • Match day Management
  • Formations/Playing systems
  • Characteristics of a good leader/coach
  • Psychology in Youth Football

The instructors of the course have vast knowledge of the game and they include Sue Destombes; Fran Hilton-Smith; Sheryl Botes; Jacqueline Shipanga and Raul Chipenda.


CAF Zonal Women Instructors Course – COSAFA

5-11 March 2020 South Africa

Participants Info:

1Lourdes Da Rocha Francisco LutondaAngola
2Jacqueline Lorato GaobinelweBotswana
3Mouridi Kassimou NadiaComoros
4Takhona Fisiwe HlopheEswatini
5Makobo Veronica KepaLesotho
6Moroesi Sylivia LazaroLesotho
7Hortensia MamihasinaMadagascar
8Carolyne Kagalu PhiriMalawi
9Celia Dos Anjos Valente UateMozambique
10Uerikondjera KasaonaNamibia
11Jaqueline Tulipamwe ShipangaNamibia
12Eveline NoresesNamibia
13Sandra Maria dos Santos DiasPortugal
14Douleen Constance Rosaline WhitebooiSouth Africa
15Leah Sweetness MasangoSouth Africa
16Beauty MwambaZambia
17Kape SaileZambia
18Sithethelelwe SibandaZimbabwe
19Dorothy SanyatweZimbabwe