Kaizer Chiefs Reserves’ coach Arthur Zwane has jetted off to Ireland for close to two weeks to complete a coaching course to earn a world-recognised coaching licence.
“I’ll be gone for around twelve days to Belfast to do my UEFA B Licence with the Irish FA,” explained Zwane, who will be looking to add to his wealth of coaching experience.
Zwane will be completing various practical assessments as well submitting 50 hours of session plans, in-season reviews and other coaching coursework tasks as he looks to add to his coaching badges.
“I’ve done my ‘B’ and my ‘A’ in South Africa, so I just want to learn more about the game. It’s not about having certificates, it’s about equipping myself with the right information and understanding the game better,” he added.
The programme will be attended by coaches from all over the globe and Zwane is looking forward to networking with them and sharing footballing philosophies.
Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to benefit from Zwane’s learnings as the Reserve League has been expanded from 15 games a season to 30 games a season. Zwane believes more will come from his overseas trip which will positively impact the teams he works with at the Village.
“It’s important for me to be on the same page with the rest of the world and see the different approaches when it comes to coaching and mentoring young people. There is an aspect of integrating them from the lower leagues and preparing them for the highest level.
“Learning is the most important thing. I will bring the experience back to Kaizer Chiefs because I’ll be there representing the club and I am grateful for the opportunity and support given to me by the management,” concluded Zwane.