FIFA course to upgrade women’s coaching skills
Renowned English women football coach Hope Powell, will be in Namibia to aid the Namibia Football Association (NFA) when it hosts 34 participants for a FIFA Women Coaching Course in Windhoek next week, where Powell will be the Chief Instructor.
The week long course will start on 22 February up until 26 February for active coaches that are working within women football.
The course is aimed at helping to educate and equip coaches with new modern coaching knowledge at various levels of their work-places and covers all aspects of women’s football including fitness, team preparation, knowledge of the games and the development of women’s football.
The Course Instructor, Hope Powell, is an English former international footballer who was the coach of the England women’s football team and Great Britain Women Olympic football team until August 2013.
As a player, Powell won 66 caps for England, mainly as an attacking midfielder scoring 35 goals. In 2003 Powell became the first woman to achieve the UEFA Pro License, the highest coaching qualification available.
Here is the list of the expected participants: Mbakera Mervin (U17 National Coach), Kapeng Heribert (National Goal K. Coach), Brian Van Staden (Assistant National Coach), Ace Komeya (U20 Assistant Coach), Gure Shama (Tura Magic FC), Amuthitu Eliaser (Tura Magic FC), Shipandeni Nelson(Amazon FC), Ndyenge Alfie (6mo9), Abraham Kasonde( Mariental), Deon Katjarua (Kavango East), Damaseb Errol ( Oshikoto), Shikomba Risto (V-Power Angels FC), Kavari Ricardo (Hage Geingob High),Louw Timotheus(Luderitz), Simson Paulus (Unam Bokkies), Amadhila Joram, (Mariental),Nguvauva Wilson (Swakopmund ), Lukas Leandre (Swakopmund FC), Magdalena Paulus(NAMPOL Ladies),Fransina Shivute Omusati),Golley Bruna (Keetmanshoop), Joanne Krohne( Delta Private School), Pandu Petrus (Karasburg), Sibanda Thubaelihle(Windhoek City Girls), Iyambo Salome (Okahandja Beauties), Helvi Eliakim (Windhoek), Eveline Noreses (Galz & Goals FC), Paula Awa-eises (Gobabis), Hansen Memory (Arandis),Frieda Kaifunua (Mariental), Senoretha Poffader(Keetmanshoop), Katanga Aina (NAMPOL Ladies FC) and Tsuses Antoinette(Erongo).