Malawi coach Young Chimodzi and Moroka Swallows head of development Patrick Mabedi are in a 56-member shortlist for a first ever Caf A licence coaching course in Malawi.
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) will host the month-long course from April 30 at the Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre.
FAM technical director John Kaputa announced the shortlist over the weekend for the month-long training of which he is also among the participants alongside yet another former FAM technical director Eddingtone Ng’onamo.
Current Flames coach Young Chimodzi and his deputy coach Jack Chamangwana have also made the list. Currently, no Malawian has an A licence.
Women football coaches Karen Chawula and Margaret Chombo are the only females on the list that include Swaziland based coach Charles Manda who coaches Malanti football club.
Each participant is expected to pay MK20 000 ($1=MK450) participation fee. Kaputa said the shortlisted coaches have the Caf B Licence which will expire on 1 July, 2015. Shortlisted coaches must confirm their availability for the course before 1 March, 2015.
“This course is examinable and people do fail depending on the learning and the teaching. Caf normally arranges an instructor, assessor and an examiner, so let us wait as to who they will assign,” Kaputa said yesterday.
He, however, expressed worry that some of the shortlisted coaches are not in active coaching.
Full list of shortlisted coaches:
Young Chimodzi, Jack Chamangwana, Eddington Ngonamo, Kinnah F. Phiri, Patrick Mabedi, Charles Manda, Frank J G Ndawa, Tione Geoff Mhone, Meck Andrew Mwase, Stewart Lyson Mbolembole, Leonard Mpulula, Kulemeka Patricio, Aubray Nankhuni, Audlow Thandi Makonyola,Bob Mpinganjira, Lloyd Azoro Nkhwazi, Gilbert Standwelll Chirwa, Gerald Phiri,Elias Chirambo,Ishmail Abbas Makawa,Patrick B . Mwandosya, Etson Kadenge Mwafulirwa,Richard Fosko,George Martin Ngonamo,Alic Chirwa,Vic Chingoka,Alex Ngwira,George Zulu,Wakisa M Mwambetania,Lyton Stereo Gondwe,Collings Nkuna,Mac Donald Mtetemera,Kondwani Toots Mwalweni,Thomo Mkolongo,Trever Kajawa,Millias Pofera, Hethwin Mkumbaleza,Charles Kamanga,Joseph Malizani,Pindani Benjamin Kumwenda,Rodgers Yasin,Ladwell Junior Mbetewa,Bravo Hussen Chiperesa,Feston M.H.O. Kanongola,Deklerk Lomoti Msakakuona,Richard Fosko,Mathews D.K. Luhanga,Billie Phambala,Mc Nelbert Ogrive Kazuwa,Christopher Sibale,Davie Listala Mpima,Abel K. Mkandawire,Margret Maggie Chombo,Karen Chawula, Mike Kumanga, John Kaputa.