Ghana FA partners with CAF for Women’s Football Coaching Course!

The accelerated growth of the women’s game continues to yield results across the continent, thanks to the Confédération Africaine de Football’s (CAF) ongoing efforts of closing the gender disparity in African football development.

For the past few months, CAF has, and continues to be on an extensive drive of supporting and guiding its Member Associations in conducting development courses for women’s football.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is the most recent beneficiary of CAF’s ongoing efforts, after they recently partnered with the governing body of African football to host a CAF C License Coaching Course for women coaches.

Meskerem Tadesse, Head of Women’s Football Development at CAF said: ‘’The course is part of CAF’s women’s football strategy and falls under the objective of raising the profile and number of women coaches in the continent. CAF has supported this course with the intention of encouraging our member associations to organise workshops and courses to advance the expertise of female coaches and provide them with a platform for development.”

She added: ‘’According to the CAF Women’s Football Landscape Report 2022, there are only 4,140 registered female coaches on the continent, which is a small number for a big continent of ours and indicates that we must work hard to close this gap. That is why we will continue to assist and collaborate with our MAs on the advancement of female coaches. We are appreciative of the GFA’s cooperation and diligence in making this course successful.”

The CAF C License, which is a CAF accredited coaching qualification for coaches who have advanced from the beginner level phase was conducted at the Ghana FA Centre of Excellence by highly experienced CAF and GFA coaching instructors.

The in-depth course was kicked off on 22 May 2023, and concluded on Saturday, 29 July after a two-month commitment by 30 female coaches, who are now better equipped to develop the next generation of Ghanaian women footballers.

In addition to the 20 Days of theory and practical classes, all coaches had to undergo a 30-Day coaching internship programme to practically apply their newly found knowledge as a pre-requisite of getting their qualification.

Wrapping up what was a highly intense, but fruitful two-month programme was the course programme lead, Adelaide Adwoa Amofah who expressed her gratitude to CAF for the support and guidance throughout the course.

“I speak on behalf of my colleague coaches who took part in the course. We are very grateful to CAF and the GFA for nominating us for this sponsored CAF C License Coaching course. Each one of us was carefully selected based on capacity and potential to impact Ghanaian football. We come from diverse backgrounds – coaches, football players, former national team players, club owners and administrators” said an elated Amofah.

CAF will make announcements on the next coaching course and other development programmes that will be rolled out in due course.

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