Botswana Football Association technical Director Sonnyboy Sethibe says training coaches and developing players from the youngest possible age is the only way forward for local football.
Speaking to Voice Sport as he and Ray Letsholo overlooked the training of 43 coaches from the Gaborone region who are attending a preliminary coaching course he said:
“In football we don’t have many ways to kill a cat. There is only one way.
That is to have players coached by trained and knowledgeable coaches from grassroots right through to the elite league when they are now fully developed players. It is with this in mind that the BFA has taken the decision to train as many coaches as possible”
“Having properly trained coaches and developing players from the earliest age is the way forward. The Spanish have done it and are reaping the fruits. In fact anybody who is serious about their football is doing that” he added
On another note the man charged with taking the technical aspect of our football intimated that training as many coaches as possible was in line with the association’s dream for the Zebras to be a dominant player in African football and have a realistic chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.