Veteran tactician reveals corps will not let up in efforts to ensure African coaches are better prepared for modern training
African Nations Football Coaches Association Director of Coaching Education Henry Abiodun says the organization is achieving its goals and objectives.
With the ambition to take coach education to an enviable level, the body continues to educate coaches across Africa.
FCAAN’s last training was a seven-day “C” course program held in Akure in May, with over 100 Nigerian coaches in attendance.
The former Sunshine Stars boss who holds a Caf A license, an NSCAA Premier in America degree among other licenses counts the organization’s blessing while revealing that other African countries benefit from FCAAN’s vision.
“I will say that FCAAN is gradually achieving its set goals and objectives,” said Abiodun. Goal.
“I must congratulate Dr Terry Eguaoje for his laudable vision, passion and investment over the past 20 years. He pushed this and I think the passion is paying off.
“I joined FCAAN in 2019 and I think it has progressed. The small setback was the Covid-19 pandemic, where we didn’t take any classes at all.
“Apart from that, we were able to organize F, E and D courses without forgetting the C course which I call the mother of all courses.
“Almost all coaches in Nigeria now have FCAAN certificates and diplomas, that’s huge. And again, I was able to speak with the head office to follow the courses to the doors of every Nigerian.
“We currently have 11 centers in Nigeria and this is growing in the rest of Africa. The challenges are there anyway, but it can only get better.
Recently, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, praised FCAAN’s commitment and zeal towards the education of African coaches.
“The NFF is particularly impressed with your drive and the passion with which you have delivered the coaching programs over the years,” he said in a statement.
“We need more inspired facilitators like you to help many of our coaches and raise them to a higher level than they are now.
“Personally, I am always enthusiastic about the ‘train the trainer’ programs. It is a capacity building that every professional, inside and outside of football, needs to be as good as possible.
“Competence comes with a passion for what you do, with quality experience and training. Your organization is doing a great job and should be commended.
FCAAN, a non-governmental organization has more than 45,000 members around the world.