FAZ Secures FIFA Goalkeeping Trainers’ Course
World soccer governing body FIFA has given the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) the greenlight to conduct a goalkeeping course next month.
FIFA has assigned a top instructor Alejandro Alfredo Heredia to oversee the course that will draw participation from the 18 Super League teams, top four National Division One clubs as at Week five and goalkeeper trainers assigned to various national teams.
FAZ Technical Director Lyson Zulu says the FIFA approved high level course was coming to Zambia after 19 years.
“The participants will comprise both men and women coaches. This program will help close the gap that has become a national crisis in the grooming of competitive goalkeepers,” Zulu says.
“The program we had last year that drew participation from all the provinces was a prelude to this FIFA program. We are happy that FIFA has approved our request and will send a top instructor for this training.”
He adds: “Our experience is that we have goalkeeper trainers who are predominantly just former gloves-men and have not upgraded their skills from their playing days. This is an opportunity to widen their knowledge end encourage them to adapt to modern trends that are heavily driven by technology.”
The course will run from November 15-19.