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Asamoah Gyan begins coaching course for Uefa B License

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan is back in the classroom as he begins the process of a planned journey into coaching.

The Ghana all-time scorer is walking the talk after only recently revealing intentions to become a strikers’ coach for the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Gyan signed up for the Football Association of Wales (FAW)/Uefa B License coach education scheme and is currently in the European country for the 6-day residential course designed ‘for those who have experience in playing or coaching the professional game.’

This was confirmed in a Twitter post by Sam O’Sullivan, a former English League Two side Newport County player who shared a picture of himself and the Ghana star in class.

“The residential FAW/Uefa B Licence is an intensive course that provides ambitious coaches with the skills needed to become the coach they want to be. At this level, bespoke mentoring plays a vital role in empowering, challenging and developing each coach.

“This course covers all the elements of educating the coaches on modern football’s technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social requirements.

“Coaches learn to devise, organise, conduct, and evaluate coaching sessions with the development of youth and senior players in mind,” according to the course outlay on the FA Wales website.

Walking the talk

While on a media tour for the launch of his memoir last month, Gyan – in one of his media tours – disclosed an interest in possibly taking up a coaching role with the senior national team.

The record 51-Ghana goals holder that he would consider a role as a strikers’ coach with the men’s national team.

“It’s something I’ve given a lot of thought to. I’ve received a lot of calls suggesting that I venture into coaching. I’d like to handle the Black Stars as a strikers coach, but everything takes time.

“First, I need to work on my coaching course, and I’m due to begin in June or July, after that we’ll see,” Gyan said on Citi TV back in April. Read in full:

‘I would like to handle the Black Stars as strikers’ coach’ – Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan becomes the second Ghanaian footballer after former international teammate Michael Essien to enroll in the highly regarded and respected FA Wales scheme. Essien, the former Chelsea star went through and completed the Uefa B License modules in July 2018. He has since been enjoying spells at Danish side FC Nordsjælland.

Essien completes Welsh course for Uefa B Licence



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