Start of CAF ‘C’ license course in Monrovia

After just over two years of delay, the Liberia Football Association (LFA) began conducting a 5-day CAF ‘C’ license course in Monrovia on Monday.

The training is part of the house of football’s efforts to continuously improve the quality of football in the country. Fifty-seven (57) candidates will gather at the ATS from July 11 to Friday July 15 to undergo the training, after which the successful candidates will be certified after completing a three-module exercise, “as the LFA launches into developing the future potential and credentials of more coaches.

The training takes place just weeks before the start of the 2022/23 Orange National League season. LFA Technical Director Henry Brown said “quality, continuity and respect” are what the LFA expects from this training.

He encouraged candidates to improve, to learn and share with each other and, above all, to be adventurous in seeking opportunities outside.

Announcing the official opening of the programme, LFA President Mustapha Raji welcomed the participation but also called for “excellence” and better application of the certificate while making full use of skills in computer science.

“Considering other things in modern football, technology is cutting edge and coaches are required to report. Computer literacy is very important especially if you want to coach [at the highest level] national team,” Raji said.

Raji praised Robert Lartey, a CAF ‘A’ licensed coach, who he said had no computer skills before but found the courage to learn about computers.

“If you are not computer literate, it will be extremely difficult for your career to go further,” Raji pointed out when he was now a Bea Mountain coach as a tangible example to inspire others to combine coaching and knowledge. computers.

Technical Director Henry Brown, Head of Women’s Football; Francis A. Tamba and school football coordinator Kaetu Smith are the facilitators of the week-long program. The training is the first of 3 modules (steps) for the certification of the CAF “C” License following a written test after the second and third modules, which will be held in August and September respectively.

Milton S. Rodgers