13 January 2023 – The CAF A Diploma (License) candidates began the new year with a 7 day programme, as they came back for the second phase of learning from 6 – 13 January 2023, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Candidates used the second phase to present their assignments from phase one, which was held last November 2023.

Phase 2 included topics as stipulated by the CAF Coaching Convention from: tactical understanding, Organization, preparation and building of teams

Drafting a periodization plans from general to specific, preparation periods and the first competition period; transition periods and second competition periods

Set pieces and team structures


They also analyzed the South African Senior National Team (Bafana Bafana), ahead of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking to www.safa.net, CAF Instructor Steve Coetsee said that the course has been going well with the top level of coaches and those with high performance analysis experience. This has led to tremendous discussions and interaction throughout the week.

“The second phase of the CAF A Diploma has been a very great week on collaboration and sharing ideas with the coaches in attendance;” said Orbit College Head Coach Pogiso Makhoye.

“There are many ideas and philosophies that we are learning through this course that will go a long way with our clubs’ goals.

Playing in the Motsepe Championship is not easy and topics such as organization, player managements and periodization will really assist us for the remainder of this season; “concluded Makhoye.

Phase three of the CAF A License Coaching course will be held in March 2024.