A lecturer at the just concluded Level One athletics coaching course, Ghanaian born Augustine Soga, said “coaching courses are very educative and challenging.”
For this reason, he appealed to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) to give future participants more time to prepare for the course.
He noted that he had been in Sierra Leone on four occasions to train coaches and every time he came the coaching course changed.
He mentioned that he liked to train coaches in Sierra Leone as he wanted to see athletics develop in the country very fast.
Soga noted that it’s very difficult to be a coach and “during coaching you have problems but you need to press forward and as a coach you need supports from the association.”
The course director, Dr Henry Puffa who also doubles as chairman of the Ghana Football Association, also disclosed that athletics was the greatest sports in the world.
Dr Puffa said every country had its own density in their hands so they needed to make good use of their own resources if they wanted to achieve their goal at all times.
He also mentioned that, “without physical education Sierra Leone will not produce result in athletics and as a coach you need to start somewhere.”