By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
African football is a high.
That after FIFA, the world governing body for football, this week entrusted the South African Football Association (SAFA) to host a Technical Directors Workshop involving 9-member Associations from CAF.
According to Safa, the highly-sought after Technical Director’s course was first organised in Malawi back in 2016.
Focusing on the key attributes required of a Technical Director of an association. And will now be hosted by South Africa between 10 and 12 April.
As the host nation, SAFA will be eligible to send an additional two instructors to accompany the SAFA Technical Director, Neil Tovey.
There will be an exchange of valuable information and knowledge about the growth and direction the game is taking.
The workshop will also be attended by 4 FIFA experts as well as a representative from CAF.
SAFA’s Technical Director, Neil Tovey commented, “FIFA trusting us with such an important initiative is testament to the great work being done by the Association. We have been working tirelessly as the Association to develop coaching and technical instructors around the country and such a course will assist greatly in what we have set out to achieve.”
The Technical Directors will also have the opportunity to visit the SAFA Technical Centre in Johannesburg.
The invited member associations are South Africa (Hosts), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.