Coach­ing cour­ses a safety net for soc­cer play­ers

African Times - - Sport -

THE South African Premier Soc­cer League is rated among the top leagues in the world.

In fact some an­a­lysts blame the wealth of this league for in­di­rectly pro­duc­ing play­ers who are so sat­is­fied with their salaries that the am­bi­tion and per­sonal drive to take their skills to even more chal­leng­ing Euro­pean leagues are re­placed by to­tal con­tent­ment at home.

Men and women with fore­sight make sim­ple plans to­day to in­vest in a great fu­ture.

When the body and spirit fi­nally suc­cumb to the dreaded mo­ment of re­tire­ment it must sim­ply be a ques­tion of chang­ing ter­ri­tory but the good times must con­tinue to roll.

Re­tire­ment from pro­fes­sional foot­ball and any other job for that mat­ter, should not be per­mit­ted to spell the be­gin­ning of real suf­fer­ing.

In ad­di­tion to a sound fi­nan­cial plan the trend around the world sees ac­tive play­ers, par­tic­u­larly those at an ad­vanced age, in­vest wisely in their time by do­ing Coach­ing Cour­ses while there is not yet pres­sure to earn a salary im­me­di­ately to sat­isfy the press­ing needs of self, fam­ily and all other de­pen­dants. Call it mak­ing hay while the sun still shines! It is against this back­ground that the South African Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (Safa) ) coach­ing ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment is invit­ing soc­cer play­ers in­vites to what may turn out to be a safe and se­cure fu­ture through qual­ity coach­ing cour­ses.

The Grass­roots to Pro­fes­sional Coach­ing cour­ses are held by the likes of es­teemed coaches such as Pitso Mosi­mane, Farouk Khan, Alex Here­dia, Thabo Senong, Neil Tovey, Kgoloko Thobe­jane, Clin­ton Larsen, Molefi Nt­seki, Ray­mond Se­neo, Ash­ley Makhanya , De­siree Ellis and many more.

It takes only a call to Ms Christina Phafane and Ms Joy Moloi to cre­ate a plat­form to do ap­pro­pri­ate coach­ing cour­ses. For more info call tel: 011 567 2010 or email: christina.phafane@safa.net or coachin­gad­min@safa.net

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