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Abedi Pele Ayew and coaches’ certification

We have discussed Abedi Pele Ayew’s position on coaches’ certification in which he overtly stated that a good coach does not need certificate to practice. Such a statement, coming from a respected and distinguished footballer, is definitely considered a key position which can have far reaching impact on coaches’ education and training, if it is not properly put on the scale. This column has taken the burden of undertaking a critical analysis of this position statement for the goodness of coaches’ professional development and football as a sports activity. This paper attempts a restatement, and synopsis of the main issues.

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Why NBBF sacked me – Udoka

Decamped assistant coach of the Nigeria women’s basketball team, Mfon Udoka has explained that she ran into problems with her head coach, Ayo Bakare, because of poor communication between them.

She told Sports Vanguard in Maputo that Coach Bakare who was with the men’s team in Madagascar for the FIBA Afrique championship, Afrobasket 2011 returned to the women’s team and took certain decisions that tended to undermine her position as his assistant. Udoka spoke with us at the Games Village in Maputo.

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