Chivuta - There are no shortcuts to becoming a coach

Chivuta - There are no shortcuts to becoming a coach
Zambia's Noah Chivuta and James Chamanga

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jun 22, 2021. 16:00

Ex-Chipolopolo Zambia midfielder Noah Chivuta has gone back to class to prepare for life after football.


The 2012 AFCON winner and ex-Free State Stars and SuperSport United player is attending a month-long CAF C Licence coaching course in Lusaka that ends on July 15.


“Education is power so the more we acquire this kind of knowledge, the more it will empower me in addition to the experience of playing and winning the AFCON,” Chivuta said.


“It will definitely up my name and my CV. It is just a plus for me but I just have to go through the system.


“This is the right path in football because in football coaching, there are no shortcuts.


“You just have to start at the lowest point of qualifications and gradually upgrade from there.


“If anyone thinks that playing experience was enough, I think it is not but they need qualifications to be a coach.”


The course has attracted 30 participants who include Zanaco defender Ziyo Tembo and ex-Power Dynamos midfielder Kennedy Mudenda who won the FAZ Player of the Year Award in 2016 and 2008 respectively.


“I think it’s one of those very important stages in life for those who are preparing for the future ahead of you,” Ziyo said.


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