Two of the three suspended Escom United coaches are using their free time to share knowledge with 16 Blantyre junior football trainers.
Charles Manda, in his other capacity as CAF coaches instructor, is conducting a two-day coaching clinic for the junior coaches at the BAT ground, courtesy of the Southern Region Coaches Committee. The clinic started on Monday.
Manda is being helped by his equally suspended assistant at Escom, Aubrey Nankhuni, alongside CAF women football coaches instructor Karen Chawula, the committeeâ€™s vice-treasurer Trevor Kajawa and vice-general secretary Peter Msema.
â€œThe best way to sharpen playersâ€™ technique is not in 11 versus 11 training games, but in small-sided games, which enable you to assess a player. Such sessions are game-oriented. Even if you only have one ball, try to improvise small-sided games,â€ Manda was overheard drilling the coaches.
In an interview at the ground, Msema said the coaches committee, now two weeks in office, wants to make a difference in the region.
â€œThere is no sponsor for this coaching clinic and we are not complaining. All we want is to build healthy relationship with coaches in the region. We want to impart the knowledge in youth football coaches. Our next target is Premier Division coaches, then Super League coaches,â€ said Msema.