Zhadima, January 18: A weeklong All India Football Federation (AIFF) D’ License Course under the aegis of Nagaland Football Association (NFA) and initiated by Nagaland Football Coaches Association (NFCA) got underway today at Zhadima village in Kohima district.
Altogether, 22 football coaches from Delhi, Manipur, Mon, Peren, Phek, Dimapur, Mokokchung and Kohima have registered for this course.
It will continue till January 23.
The inaugural programme was chaired and introduced by NFCA president Roko Angami while NFCA technical director & instructor William Koso led technical session.
The ‘D’ license course under the banner of AIFF has provided an ideal introduction to football coaching.
The course is open to any person over 18 years of age having football playing experience, a passion for football, an interest in coaching and the motivation to improve skills and understanding.
NFCA was launched in 2016 with the primary objective to develop football in Nagaland.
NFCA was initiated by former international and professional footballer Roko Angami and well known and established coach William Koso to get together all certified football coaches and work under a specific management system.
With Roko Angami as president, NFCA presently comprises 85 coaches with 2 AFC A’ License holders, 5 AIFF C’ certified and 78 AIFF D’ certified.
With its motto “Make Football Happen,” NFCA had so far conducted several free football grassroot camps covering Dimapur, Kohima, Jalukie and Pfutsero.
The camp yielded much success and enabled some upcoming football talents to get into established academy across the country, the Association informed.
NFCA is also engaging in efforts to get more trained coaches and it collaborated work with AIFF to conduct AIFF D’ License Course.
This in turn will pave the way for AIFF C’ License and higher course, the Association stated.
(Page News Service)