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Sports News of Friday, 13 December 2019


Give coaches time to obtain License A certificate - Michael Osei appeals to GFA

Assistant coach of the Black Meteors, Michael Osei has appealed to the GFA to give the local coaches without license 'A' time to acquire one.

The former Asante Kotoko gaffer has appealed to the FA to hasten slowly when it comes to the educational reforms and requirements for our local coaches.

According to him there are some experienced coaches who do not have the requisite CAF license A but have been performing very well so the introduction of the license A should not bar them from doing their jobs.

Instead considerable time frame should be afforded them so that they can acquire the requisite certification.

"The FA should give the local coaches without license 'A' time to acquire their certificate, for example, an experienced coach like Johnson Smith who led Karela Fc to performed better in the league really shows he is competent and needs to be given the opportunity to work on his certificate. The FA should give them [Coaches without license 'A'] some approved paper (certificates) for the meantime until they complete their license 'A' certificate" He told Kumasi based OTEC FM.

The former Kotoko trainer advocates for more ex-footballers to venture into the world of coaching as they have the practical experience on the field.

"We the coaches with license 'A' expect to have the old footballers on board to make our coaching system competent and competitive. Coaching is easier for former footballers because they have tasted the grass before, currently, a lot of coaches in Europe are former players so we need to find some way for our local coaches to acquire for the license 'A' certificates" Osei appealed.