Homela to con­duct FUT­SAL course

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ray­mond Jar­avaza Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

VETERAN coach and ad­min­is­tra­tor Gib­son Homela will con­duct a FUT­SAL (five-aside football) course from Novem­ber 7-11 at White City Sta­dium.

Five-aside football is played on a smaller field, mainly in­doors. It is played be­tween two teams of five play­ers each, one of whom is the goal­keeper and un­lim­ited sub­sti­tu­tions are per­mit­ted.

Five-aside football is played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a reg­u­lar football due to the sur­face of the field.

The sur­face, ball and rules create an em­pha­sis on im­pro­vi­sa­tion, cre­ativ­ity, and tech­nique as well as ball con­trol and pass­ing in small spa­ces.

Homela, a for­mer mem­ber of the Zifa high per­for­mance tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee, said the course will be di­vided into the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal ses­sions as well as an ex­am­i­na­tion on the last day.

“The laws of five-aside football are ba­si­cally the same as those of the 11-aside ver­sion, with just a few changes, so we will be tak­ing the par­tic­i­pants through the 17 laws of the game, the tech­nique, tac­ti­cal, phys­i­cal and men­tal as­pects of the game,” said Homela.

“We will also go through the ad­min­is­tra­tion as­pects of the game be­fore wind­ing up with ex­am­i­na­tions on the last day.

“This is the first time a five-aside football course will be held in Bu­l­awayo.”

The course is tar­get­ing five-aside football coaches, ref­er­ees and ad­min­is­tra­tors from schools, ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions up to clubs.

The Sport Sci­ence and Coach­ing Depart­ment at Nust will also be tak­ing par­tic­i­pants through the sci­en­tific as­pect of five-aside football.

Reg­is­tra­tion is pegged at $100 per par­tic­i­pant and is to be done at the Zifa South­ern Re­gion of­fices in Bu­l­awayo.

South­ern Re­gion Five Aside League chair­man Phi­lani Banda said there has been an over­whelm­ing re­sponse, with in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants com­ing from as far as Gwanda.

“So far we have over 40 par­tic­i­pants that have shown in­ter­est in tak­ing part in the course,” said Banda.

Gib­son Homela

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