Mangwiro off to Germany


Young Warriors coach Taurai Mangwiro leaves the country today for a three-week international coaching course in Germany.

The course, which runs from April 3 – 22 at the Sportschule Hennef Sports centre has been facilitated by the Germany Football Association and is aimed at coaches working within top-level youth football.

Zifa technical advisor, Klaus-Dieter Pagels, said his country will cater for all expenses while participants are expected to foot half of the airfares.

Mangwiro, who is the Monomotapa coach said he will use the knowledge for the development of junior football in the country.

“I feel really honoured and very grateful for the offer from the Germans and I also want to thank Zifa for giving me this opportunity, I hope I will be a good ambassador for the country,” said Mangwiro.

“I hope all the things I will learn in Germany will not benefit me as an individual or my team Monomotapa but the whole nation. I hope I will share my experiences with the rest of the coaching fraternity,” added Mangwiro.

Mangwiro received a morale booster ahead of the trip after E-sport, a company owned by former Zimbabwe international Edzai Kasinauyo donated a football kit that the coach will use in Germany.

The course will be attended by 25 other countries namely, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Ethiopia, DPR Korea, Ghana, Grenada, Honduras, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.

At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificates.