Four African coaches have been invited by the Confederation of African Football to begin its maiden “Caf Pro” License course this week.
The National Technical Department of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation is the first in Africa to begin the diploma course with 22 local coaches who will be joined by the four selected by the continent’s football governing body.
The first training classes for the Caf Pro License course will run from March 12-14 at the National Center football in Maamoura, Morocco. The course has eight modules and will be held during Fifa dates.
No Ghanaian coach got the ‘luck’ to receive an invitation as Caf settled on the quartet of World Cup-bound Senegal boss Aliou Cissé, Pitso Mosimane of former Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns, DR Congo’s AS Vita Club coach Florent Ibenge and unattached Egypt legend Hassan Shehata.
The 22 Moroccan coaches set to undergo training for the Pro License include:
Hossain Amouta, Abdul Aziz Al Ameri, Badu Zaki, Mohammed Amin Benhashim, Hassan Benabisha, Abdul Malik Aziz, Mostafa El Hadawy, Ahmed Fakhir, Fathi Jamal, Munir al-Ja’wani, Abdellatif Grindow, Hisham Al-Daimi, Abdul Razzaq Khairi, Mustafa Madih, Waleed Al-Rukraki, Abdel-Ela Saber, Fuad Sahaby, Tarek Sktawi, Gamal Salami, Abdul Rahim Talib, Rachid Al-Taoussi and Yousef Fartout.
The Pro License is the highest qualification of football coaches and is part of the progressive logic for those who have already passed the Caf C, B and A licenses.