By AFESEH APONG
sports writer kick442.com, Cameroon.
The Northwest Bureau of the Association of coaches and Football Educators known by its French acronym as ACEEF, has paid a curtsey visit to FECAFOOT Northwest president, Mbingha Felix.
The visit of Friday at the Northwest FECAFOOT head office in Bamenda, was aimed at letting the regional FECAFOOT boss know about the existence of the said association, and the impact it can have in the development of football and coaching in the region.
The three man delegation of ACEEF Northwest, was headed by its president, SAMPABUM SAMA Kenneth, Secretary General, Tama WANGO and Treasurer, TOGUEM Jean Baptist.
Speaking to the press after the visit, the secretary General of the association, TAMA WANGO, who also doubles as deputy coach of PWD, said their aim is to have qualified coaches in the region.
“Our main objective for the next football season, is to ensure that the coaches who sit on the bench are qualified coaches, who have certificates from the National Technical Department”, said Tama WANGO.
” Now in the Northwest region, we have four coaches trainers. So we shall work with the national technical department to train coaches at all levels, be it the D federal license, the C, B and A license. We want to have as many licensed coaches in the region as possible “, Tama added.
Recently the coaching profession in Cameroon, has witnessed lots of setbacks with a proliferation of unqualified coaches and the constant hiring and firing of coaches by club owners. Tama WANGO says one of the main objective of the Association of coaches and Football Educators, is to stop these phenomenons.
” we want to stop the phenomenon of unqualified persons sitting on the bench claiming to be coaches. We are going to come out with a list of all qualified coaches in the region, which will be published at the regional FECAFOOT office, so that teams can go in for them. We also want to make coaches to understand that they need to get into contract agreements with team presidents, so as to avoid scenarios where a coach is appointed and sacked at anytime “.
Apart from fighting against unqualified coaches and the hire and fire syndrome, capacity building workshops for the coaches, will constitute one of the major target of the association.
” We will do refresher courses before the football season opens, where the participants will be reminded of what it takes to manage a team in a football season “, Tama WANGO added.
FECAFOOT Northwest President, Mbingha Felix was visibly satisfied with the objectives the association, which will go a long way to help the region, especially with the coming of the youths football championship.
With the coming the Association of Coaches and Football Educators, many are anxiously waiting to see how far they can defend the plight of coaches, and make their profession respectable.
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