ZIFA satisfied with army partnership

By ZBC Reporter
Members of the Zimbabwe National Army have become the latest to take up football coaching courses with over 100 participants completing level ONE and TWO at the Presidential Guard Barracks in Dzivarasekwa, Harare.
Saturday marked the end of 8-day level 1 and 2 coaching courses held at the Presidential Guard barracks in Dzivarasekwa.
The courses were largely composed of members of the Zimbabwe National Army although other participants took part.
Speaking shortly after the closing ceremony, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Technical Director, Wilson Mutekede outlined the significance of equipping technical knowledge to members of the Zimbabwe National Army to consolidate the role the army plays in football development.
“If you look at the premier league we have Black Rhinos and Cranborne Bullets. This bears testament about how serious the army is when it comes to football. They boast of large numbers thus the decision to foster this partnership which we hope will continue to exist so as to aid in football development,” Mutekede said.
Coaching instructor, Nelson Matongorere said it is prudent to ensure members of the ZNA acquire adequate coaching knowledge given the number of active teams from the army set up.
“There are so many teams within the army so I think it was a good idea to organise these courses which are important in enhancing the knowledge of the coaches. They showed a lot of eagerness to learn and I am happy with how everything went,” Matongorere said.
65 of the participants took part in the level 1 coaching course while 35 were involved in the level 2 course.
Deputy Commander Presidential Guard, Colonel David Nyasha was the guest of honour at the closing ceremony.