13 register for Five- A-side
“We want every club to have a trained coach and administrator before the start of next season”.
The course is divided into theoretical and practical lessons as well as an examination set for Saturday.
Among the participants that registered for the course by the end of yesterday are Winston Banda, Zwelibanzi Zulu, Mncedisi Maphosa, Mbongeni Ndebele, Chance Moyo, Luckmore Nyathi, Ndabezinhle Ndlovu, Kudakwashe Pasi and Mthandazo Ndlovu.
Despite being founded five years ago, the Southern Region Five A-side League has failed to take off smoothly, with the league programme sometimes being abandoned halfway through due to financial constraints and lack of proper administrative structures.
The league, however, hopes to have a smooth sailing 2017 season and has begun regularising its operations starting with the six-day course.
The Southern Region Five A-side League has 10 clubs under its umbrella, Fox FC, Khalanyoni, FC Amabhubesi, Fog FC, Nyoro United, Rome FC, Wangu Wangu, Binga United, Cowdray Park and Nust.
Nationally, the game is run by the FUTSAL and beach soccer committee chairman Felton Kamambo.
Worldwide Five A-side football is played on a smaller field and mainly indoors. It is played between two teams of five players each, one of who is a goalkeeper, and unlimited substitutions are permitted.
Five A-side football is played with a smaller ball that has less bounce compared to 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 — @FungaiMuderere.