Former Chipolopolo midfielder Noah Chivuta has urged former players and coaches not to shy away from attending coaching courses available at different levels.
Chivuta, a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations winner, who successfully completed the CAF C Licencing Course in Lusaka, says he has learned a lot about coaching including ways in which he can develop styles of play and a system of team management.
“In football there are no shortcuts, I would encourage fellow players to go through these coaching courses in order to do things in a correct way and have a hands-on experience on their careers,” Chivuta said.
“The instructors are there to polish the coaches so they should not be afraid to attend the courses because the instructors are trainers to carter for everyone.”
Now in the colours of Pluakdaeng United FC in Thailand since 2019, Chivuta has realised that being an active footballer and sitting on the technical bench are different things.
“It’s a very good experience. Although I am still active, being a player and a coach are two different things. I would urge active and former players to take up these courses in order to sharpen their minds,” he said.
Chivuta was among 30 participants at the CAF C Course that also attracted the likes of former Power Dynamos duo of Govenda Simwala and Kennedy Mudenda, Zanaco defender Ziyo Tembo and Lusaka lawyer and MUZA FC proprietor Keith Mweemba.