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License ‘A’ certificates for Ghanaian coaches

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GFAThe technical directorate of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) are set to organize an equivalent of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) license ‘A’ license for Ghanaian-based coaches.

The five-day course fixed for December 18-23, targets local coaches as well as expatriate currently coaching Ghanaian clubs.

Francis Oti Akenteng, Technical Director of the GFA told GNA Sports that the course which will award  license ‘A’ certificates, an equivalent of the CAF elite certificate is for recognized former national players who have coached for at least five years.

“It is opened to recognized former national players who have been coaching for at least five years. We expect most of the local coaches to be part of this maiden license ‘A’ course and take advantage of this rare opportunity.

“Ordinarily, to obtain a CAF license will mean 240 hours of a 30-day course. But we consulted CAF and received this rare opportunity to run this course so more coaches can have access to upgraded knowledge on current trends.”

He said plans were far afoot for CAF to roll out pro license certificates for all coaches by 2015.

“By 2015, CAF will be requiring all coaches working on the continent to be a pro-license holder, without which you cannot work here,” he said.

Source: GNA

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