Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kota Kinabalu: Participants of an AFC ‘C’ Coaching Certificate Course ongoing in the Malaysian state of Sabah have been advised to lead their charges by example and strive to be the best.
Twenty-four new and aspiring coaches in the Borneo state of Malaysia are taking the course held in state capital Kota Kinabalu.
The course is organised by the Sabah Football Association (SFA) with cooperation from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
Addressing the participants, SFA Vice President II and Development Chairman Datuk Yusof Kasim said: “You must keep learning and update yourselves from time to time.
“You must also be creative and have strong integrity and with good character. You must lead by example, and take the extra initiative in order to be the best. You also must try to get involved in the game from time to time.”
“We must instil this aim or determination, as this will give us the motivation to do what is best for football in Sabah.”
Kasim also revealed that the Sabah state still lacked coaches and said the SFA would try to increase the number of coaches.
“In order to develop football in Sabah to another level, we need to have as many coaches as possible,” he said. “At the moment, it is still not enough. We only have a few ‘A’ Licence holders, who are active. And we have ‘B’ as well as ‘C’ Licence holders, but the figure that we have at the moment is far from encouraging.
“On our part, we will try to hold more courses of this kind in the near future. We are also hoping to organise ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licence courses in the near future.”
The ‘C’ Certificate is the most basic coaching certificate, from which, holders can on to take the ‘B’, and then ‘A’, and finally the highest coaching credential in the continent, the Pro Diploma.
The ‘C’ course, delivered by AFC Coaching Instructor R. Gopalkrishnan, will close on June 29.