Most Premier Soccer League coaches have vowed to improve the grade of their coaching License so at to land more lucrative deals and make themselves ready for possible overseas jobs.
Kgoloko Thobejane, Baroka FC coach who recently got a CAF D Licence, says he is motivated to get further qualifications.
He was among 52 participants who passed the five-day course last week in Polokwane, Limpopo.
SA Football Association coaching instructor Raymond Mdaka conducted the course.
Participants in the course are required to teach football basics to kids aged six to 12.
The 47-year-old Thobejane said he welcomes the opportunity to acquire coaching badges, despite his earlier assertion that coaching licences are not the be-all and end-all in football.
“It was nice to learn something [new]. What I can say is that education is very, very important,” said Thobejane.
The former schoolteacher was allowed to miss Baroka’s pre-season camp in Durban to attend the course.
He said he is looking forward to obtaining higher qualifications to take his game to the next level.
“This was just a base so that we can move from point A to point B. There are still CAF C, B and A licences [available], so we can’t stop here. We still have to go on,” he stated.
“It is like passing matric and getting access [to university] to study other courses,” Thobejane added.
Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa also attended.