The Honourable Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs David Ngcamphalala officially closed the FIFA MA Physical Fitness Coaching Course that was held at the Technical Centre in Lobamba. Also present during this event was the Vice President of the NFAS Peter Simelane and the FIFA Instructor Kar Molouche.
In his remarks, the Honourable Minister acknowledged FIFA and the NFAS for their effort in developing football in the country. “His Majesty’s Government acknowledged both FIFA and the NFAS for their effort in the development of football in the country”, Ngamphalala said. The Honourable Minister also urged the participants of this course to spread the gospel about the culture of being physically fit more especially to the young players as player development is very essential for the future of the beautiful game. “We are looking forward to a positive impact of this course in football and we urge you coaches to spread the gospel about the physical fitness culture more especially at grassroots level as this is where the future of the beautiful game is based”, Ngamphalala stated. In conclusion he urged the participants to produce quality players that will meet the physical fitness demand of a quality player.
The NFAs Vice President also urged the coaches to implement what they have learnt from this course. “We want to see the benefits of this course this coming football season”, Simelane said. He also told the coaches that the football association will be monitoring their progress as this coming football season progresses. Finally he acknowledged His Majesty’s Government for the continuous support towards football development in the country and also thanked the FIFA instructor for sharing his knowledge and skills to the participants.
In the same event, the FIFA instructor thanked all the stakeholders for making this course a huge success. He also encouraged the coaches not to be afraid in committing mistakes as they will be exposing themselves in learning new things in life. “Don’t be afraid of making mistakes as that is how you learn you things in life”, Molouche said.