FCAAN’s Gets NFF Nod To Stage C Football License Coaching Course In Akure.


Written By Abdulgafar Oladimeji


Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has given its backing to the Federation of Coaches of African Nations, FCAAN to stage  a C license football coaching course in Akure the capital of Ondo state in South West Nigeria.


The director NFF Media and Communications department, Ademola Olajire  said the  President of Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick  has applaud the  leadership of FCAAN) for what he described as  its vision, commitment and investment in the training of coaches.


Pinnick said  “The NFF is particularly impressed with your drive and the passion with which you have been executing the coaching programmes over the years. We need more inspired facilitators like you to help the lot of our coaches, and lift them notches higher than they are at the moment.


“Personally, I am always excited at ‘train the trainers’ programmes. It is capacity enhancement that every professional, in and outside football, needs to be as good as they can be. Proficiency comes with passion for what you do, experience and quality training. Your organization is doing great work and must be praised,” Pinnick told Dr Babatunde Terry Eguaoje, president of FCAAN in Lagos on Friday.


Eguaoje, said. FCAAN’s    seven-day ‘C’ course programme would commences in the Ondo State capital  next  Sunday, disclosing that 100 Nigeria football coaches are expected to partake in the course ..


Eguaoje  said “FCAAN is the world’s largest Football Coaches Association with over 45,000 members across the globe. Over the years, we have offered F, E and D courses in Nigeria to update coaches on global best practices and expose them to current coaching methodologies. Our conviction is that better coaches will inevitably translate to better players.”


Eguaoje, who holds double Doctorate Degrees in education and Master’s in sports management in the United States, said the ‘C’ course will expose participants to practical sessions on how to critically analyse matches in ways that will improve their knowledge and understanding of the game.


FCAAN’s Director of Coaching Education, Ambassador Henry Abiodun challenged all the coaches coming for the programme to put in their best as anyone who fails to meet up with the international standard set for the course will not be certified.


Pyramid sports news gathered that  participants are drawn from the Nigeria Professional Football League, Nigeria National League and the grassroots. It will be recalled that FCAAN licensed over 200 coaches who took part in the association’s ‘D’ coaching course in Ibadan and Akure two years ago.


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