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23.04.2008 Cup of Nations

CAF to license coaches in Africa

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle
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CAF will institute a licensing system which will force coaches to fulfil some criteria before coaching in Africa.

The rules to be introduced by next year mean all coaches must hold either a management diploma or a Pro License coaching certificate.

According to Caf's development director Hussien Abdel-Moniem, the new system is aimed at weeding out ill-equipped coaches in Africa.

"Many coaches in Africa are now working haphazardly with their own experiences and talent but this is not right," Abdel Moniem told BBC Sport. "Without these licences nobody can approach the clubs or national teams to be a coach in any part of Africa in future.

"Coaches in Africa must pass an exam to have a license before coaching at any level in Africa. "We will work jointly with the federations across Africa to ensure that this is successful." Several countries in Europe require coaches to hold either a management diploma or a Uefa Pro License coaching certificate before taking charge of a team.

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