The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) commenced a two-week License-B coaching course on September 21, 2023, at its secretariat in Kingtom, Freetown. The training is primarily intended to enhance the capacity of grassroots coaches who were selected from across the country, as part of the SLFA Technical Department's strategic plan for the development of football in Sierra Leone. Over 60 participants are attending the course, which is being facilitated by experienced CAF Technical Experts.
In his brief remarks during the opening ceremony, SLFA's Acting General Secretary Mohamed Benson Bawoh urged the participants to take the training seriously and to share the knowledge gained with their colleagues. He added that as part of SLFA's plans to develop coaches, CAF Technical Experts will soon visit Sierra Leone to assess and certify local Coaching Instructors ahead of the commencement of the CAF D, C, B, A, and A Pro License courses.
"The most important aspect of developing football is coaching education, which I believe will bring about sound technical decisions in Sierra Leone football," Bawoh said.
The Technical Director, Ibrahim Bah, Schools Program and Facility Officer Samuel Davies, and other officials of the FA shared similar sentiments.
The License-B coaching course is a key part of SLFA's efforts to develop football at the grassroots level. The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to coach players of all ages and abilities, and to help them develop their full potential.
The SLFA is committed to developing coaches and building a strong foundation for football in Sierra Leone. The License-B coaching course is an important step in that process.