Mang­wiro urges jour­nal­ists to at­tend ba­sic foot­ball train­ing

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport Starts Here - Sikhum­buzo Moyo in Harare

JOUR­NAL­ISTS have been en­cour­aged to at­tend ba­sic lev­els of foot­ball coach­ing train­ing so that they have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the game which will as­sist them in cov­er­ing the sport.

The call was made by for­mer Caps United and Harare City coach who is also a Caf in­struc­tor, Tau­rayi Mang­wiro, when he pre­sented a pa­per dur­ing a sports­writers’ work­shop or­gan­ised by the Premier Soc­cer League that kicked off here yes­ter­day.

“I would like to urge you the me­dia guys to do at least a Level One or even Two of foot­ball coach­ing so as to have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the game,” said Mang­wiro.

He was pre­sent­ing a pa­per on the qual­i­ties of a good coach.

The for­mer na­tional team player spoke soon af­ter some open­ing re­marks by the league’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Kennedy Nde­bele who called on clubs to have clear plans of action. “Clubs must have a plan, a clear one. Don’t come un­pre­pared and prob­a­bly that is the rea­son we have some clubs com­ing into the league, win the cham­pi­onship but get knocked out in the first hur­dle in Caf com­pe­ti­tions,” he said. Nde­bele said a good man­age­ment sys­tem in­volves planning, or­gan­is­ing, staffing, di­rect­ing, co­or­di­nat­ing, re­port­ing and bud­get­ing. “To run a foot­ball or­gan­i­sa­tion ef­fec­tively, club man­age­ment must have con­cep­tual skills, in­ter­per­sonal and tech­ni­cal skills,” said Nde­bele. To­day’s ses­sion will cover me­dia op e r a t i ons , man­age­ment of com­pe­ti­tions and crowd man­age­ment as well as the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the laws of the game. In­tegrity in sport and fair play code pre­sen­ta­tions will mark the end of day two ac­tiv­ity. Zifa pres­i­dent Phillip Chiyangwa this morn­ing is ex­pected to of­fi­cially open the three-day work­shop.

Tau­rayi Mang­wiro

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