The Confédération Africaine de Football successfully concluded an Elite Women’s Football Instructors Course in Rabat, Morocco.
The weeklong course, held earlier this month at the Mohamed VI Football Complex in Rabat, forms part of CAF’s ongoing commitment to developing women’s football on the continent.
A total of 16 elite female football instructors from across Africa assembled in Morocco under the stewardship of the CAF Women’s Football Department to further capacitate and refine their knowledge as CAF-accredited coaching course instructors.
Administered by highly qualified CAF & FIFA Women’s Football experts in Jacqueline Shipanga and Clementine Toure, the weeklong course delved deep into various topics which included modern trends of football, the modern athlete’s physical fitness needs, organisation and evaluation of training sessions, female-specific training and a detailed evaluation and analysis of Africa’s performance at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Concluding yet another successful women’s football workshop by CAF, Head of Women’s Football Meskerem Tadesse said the resounding success of the workshop was a testament to CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe’s bold vision of making African football globally competitive.
“The passion for the women’s game on the continent is at an all-time high, thanks to CAF’s close working efforts with its Member Associations and various stakeholders in increasing the standard of women’s football in Africa. We are working hard towards making African football to be globally competitive as laid out by our President. Such courses clearly demonstrate the potential the women’s game has. As CAF, we want to ensure that we avail all possible recourses in ensuring that women’s football in Africa reaches its full potential”, said Meskerem.
The CAF Head of Women’s Football further stressed the importance of having trained and licensed coaches, which would in turn benefit grassroots football in the women’s game.
“Coaching education is a crucial component of women’s football development. Currently, our continent has just over 5,000 women coaches who are CAF-certified, which we believe is insufficient. We believe that with such capacity building programmes, the instructors will be motivated and empowered to deliver courses in their respective MAs”, she concluded.