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CAF Coaching Instructor Assessing SAFA’s CAF A Course

CAF Coaching Instructor Honour Janza is in South Africa, currently assessing the CAF A Diploma Coaching course that SAFA are currently hosting.

It is the first CAF A course that South Africa have hosted in several years, after SAFA were not part of the CAF Convention for almost six years.

The course, which will end in June, is currently in its third phase, having first started at the end of 2023.

“My main task is to tick off the checklist from CAF and make a recommendation, whether SAFA should and can host more elite coaching courses,” the Zambian coaching instructor told SAFA.net.

“It is not right that South Africa was not in the convention for so many years and it is important to note that when member associations do not comply with the CAF regulations, football suffers.

“A country like South Africa has too much to offer to not be empowering its people, this is a country that hosted the first ever FIFA World Cup on African soil.

“When you look at African football, the countries in the North are far ahead because they are empowering and educating their coaches. They are hosting the CAF Pro License, and when countries like South Africa can not do such, it is the whole Southern African region that suffers.

“I attended the theory classes on Friday morning and will continue my assessment over the next couple of days, then I will report to CAF and give my recommendation.

“The assessment is based on many different aspects such as facilities, resources, administration, logistics and of course the coaching manual. If South Africa ticks all the boxes, then they will be in good standing with the CAF regulations and will be allowed to host more elite coaching course.”

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