FORMER Mighty Warriors coach Shadreck Mlauzi feels that a home brewed coaches’ curriculum can positively impact local football as it would consider the social background of the product that needs to be produced and served.
Mlauzi has drafted a “new” curriculum which he believes can be adopted and used to “re-align” coaching courses.
He further asserts that the move would help start nurturing all top players. He said it was sad to note that local courses had remained static for the past 20 years while the global game had changed many times.
“A home-brewed curriculum for coaches is best because it considers the cultural diversity of the country. It also respects tradition and embraces the social background of the product we want to produce and serve,” said Mlauzi.
He also underscored that local football needed to be re-modelled.
“Local football is yearning for a shift from analogue setting to digital setting. Our football has remained very much inactive in an industry where reactiveness instead of pro-activeness has meant frustration on coaches, misery on administrators, heartache on the soccer loving fans and a nonchalant approach from the business sector.”
Mlauzi took the women’s football team to the world’s biggest sporting showcase in 2016 when they qualified for the Olympics.
He said the curriculum he was crafting was still in its infancy although he was already discussing it with other coaches to ensure their input as there was a great need to adapt the courses to suit local conditions.
Zifa halted coaching courses following a Caf directive in 2017 with the continental mother body stating they were now revising the curriculum to align it with European standards and ensure it ranks at the same level with those offered by Uefa, Europe’s football governing body.