Super League coaches ready to rumble

Super League coaches, FAM

TNM Super League lovers should expect new skills and entertaining football this season following the new knowledge acquired by the coaches from the refresher course.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) organised a two-day refresher for all the elite league coaches at Mpira Village in Blantyre since Monday.

The coaches were challenged to embrace technology in their coaching tactics so that spectators are served new things.

Ntopwa coach Trevor Kajawa commended the course, saying they have appreciated the need to adopt the use of technology as the game changer in modern coaching.

"Football is a game of tactics and these tactics are changing every day, we have been using the Progressive Coaching model but now we have learnt the Global Analytical Global (GAG) model which is new and we need to keep updating ourselves through the use of the internet. If you want to be a modern coach, you need to go by the times, so we are ready to embrace technology," he said.

Chitipa United Coach Alex Ngwira said the course provided a good platform for the managers to interact and share experiences and knowledge ahead of the new season.

"We are happy to have been the pioneers of this great initiative by FAM .We have reminded each other of what we ought to be doing but most importantly, we have also learnt about the Global Analytical and Global (GAG) coaching model which is new to most of us. The new knowledge will give us best options to prepare our teams in the new season," Ngwira said.

Super League coaches, FAM
The coaches on the field of play- photos courtesy of FAM

FAM technical development officer Benjamin Kumwenda, who was one of the facilitators said they are confident that the coaches will use the knowledge effectively.

"It has been a great course and everyone wanted to learn from the other. As they are going back to their teams, we expect them to change how they organise their training sessions as well as variations in their match tactics," Kumwenda said.

FAM technical director, John Kaputa said this course targeted the elite coaches, but they will also train other coaches to instruct others in the lower leagues.

The National Football Coaches Association pleaded with FAM to consider coaches in regional leagues.

This year’s season kicks-off next month.