Matete to oversee Caf coaches exams

MASERU — Lefa technical director Seephephe Matete left Maseru for Swaziland yesterday to oversee the training of 20 coaches in that country.

Matete is expected to mark exams for coaches who were attending a Confederation of African Football (Caf) C Licence course.

In an interview with the Lesotho Times this week, Matete said he will examine and mark the coaches on theory, laws of the game and practical assessments.

“On these three aspects, it is good to note it is a must for coaches to pass exams on the laws of the game,” Matete said.

Under new rules all coaches in charge of premier league sides in Africa will be expected to have at least Caf C and B licences.

“As a Caf instructor I have been appointed to head the Caf C Licence coaching course currently running in Swaziland,” Matete said before his departure.

He said he was yet to set the questions after receiving the Swazi coaches’ course manual.

“I am supposed to receive their (Swazi coaches’) manual by Monday the latest and I will start setting the questions,” Matete said on Friday.

Matete is one of the instructors appointed by Caf to conduct training courses aimed at empowering coaches across Africa.

He said the Swaziland assignment came as a result of several Caf instructors’ courses that he has been attending since 2004.

“I have come a long way as a Caf instructor and since my first official appointment in 2009 I have striven to work hard.

“I always use every opportunity I get to help make Caf’s decision to empower coaches across Africa a reality,” he added.

This is Matete’s third Caf official assignment since he passed his instructor’s course in 2004.

He has conducted similar courses in Zimbabwe in 2009 and 2010.

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