The Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Mustapha Fahmy has written to all CAF affiliated National Associations including the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) on the introduction of CAF ‘Licensing’ For All Accredited Football Coaches.
The letter informed the SLFA that the CAF Football Development Division has been authorized to proceed with the “introduction of coaching licenses for all member associations.”
“Licenses ‘C’ ‘B’ ‘A’ will be awarded to participants on merit only” the letter stated.Accordingly the letter advised Associations and Federations to “organize their own basic (Preliminary) and Intermediate coaching courses before applying to CAF for the licenses ‘C’ ‘B’and ‘A” which will be conducted and examined by a CAF instructor.”
The letter further explained that “C” License holders will qualify for the ‘B’ license examination after practicing for two years. Coaches who have been practicing as trained coaches for ten years and above may be exempted from the ‘C’ license examination after a careful scrutiny of existing certificates or diploma, but will be examined for license ‘B’. The ‘C’ license course will take place in a specific venue selected by the concerned national association.
The letter also mentioned that this noble exercise will start on January this year and member associations are advised to apply without delay to the CAF Development Division, for consideration and enrolment.
In conclusion the CAF Secretary General appealed to all the associations to apply early enough to enable them to effect the necessary arrangements for the licensing courses.