The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has begun the conduct of a 5-day CAF License ‘C’ Course in Monrovia in an effort to continuously improve the quality of Liberia football.
57 License ‘C’ applicants are gathering at the ATS from Monday, 11 July to Friday, 15 July after which successful applicants will be certificated at the close of a three-module exercise as the LFA embarks on developing the future potentials and credentials of more coaches.
Providing an overview of the course, Technical Director Henry Brown said, ‘’quality, continuity, and respect’’ is what the LFA expects at the end of this training.
He also spoke of some difficulties the LFA has been faced with in the last 2 years of not been able to roll out the program, but nonetheless encouraged applicants to improve themselves, learn and share with each other and most importantly to be adventurous in seeking opportunities outside.
Announcing the official opening of the program, the LFA President Mustapha Raji was impressed with the turn up, but also called for ‘’excellence’’ and better application of the certificate while taking full advantage of computer skills.
‘’Considering other things in modern football, technology is high and coaches are required to make report.
‘’Computer literacy is very important especially if you want coach [at the highest level] the national team,” the president stressed.
The president heaped praises on Robert Lartey, a CAF Licensed ‘A’ coach whom he said conceded of not having computer skills sometimes back, but mustered the courage to get computer literate and also encouraged others of his kind then to combine coaching with computer literacy.
‘’If you’re not computer literate, it’ll be extremely difficult for your career to go further,’’ Raji emphasized while siting the now Bea Mountain coach as a tangible example.
Technical Director Henry Brown, Head of Women’s Football Francis A. Tamba and School Football Coordinator Kaetu Smith are the facilitators for the weeklong program.
The training is the first of 3 modules (stages) for CAF License ‘C’ certification following written test after the second and third modules which will be held in August and September respectively.