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Rutemoeller arrives for PSL coaching course

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Renowned German instructor Erich Rutemoeller is in the country to conduct a seven-day coaching clinic for local Premiership coaches.

All 16 Premier Soccer League (PSL) coaches, their assistants and goalkeepers coaches are expected to attend.

Mighty Warriors coach Rosemary Mugadza and her assistant Johannes Chikaola have also been invited to attend the course.

The high-level coaching course kicked off yesterday morning with an opening ceremony at a hotel in the capital before the first session took place at Rufaro Stadium later in the afternoon.

Nyaradzo Group in conjunction with the PSL, Zifa and the associations technical adviser Klaus Dieter Pagels facilitated the coaching clinic.

Nyaradzo, who forked out $60 000 to sponsor the course said the clinic was one of a series of programmes they had lined up as a way to uplift the standards of local football.

The funeral services group said they would next month roll out a similar programme for local referees.

Nyaradzo Group chief executive officer Philip Mataranyika said: We want our teams to play well and be able to compete with all the other clubs on the continent and beyond. And for that to happen we have to empower the coaches by providing them with programmes like these.

We hope the German coach will impart modern skills to the coaches who will pass them on to the players. If the players have that skill they can play well for their clubs and the country.

We believe the development of the game starts with the coaches. This is our first step in trying to improve our game and next will be the referees course beginning of February.

Mataranyika said his company had provided 30 balls, 50 bibs, 30 cones and would also take care of the costs of bringing in Rutemoeller. Nyaradzo will also cater for all the travelling and accommodation costs for coaches coming from outside the capital.

In addition, Mataranyika said each coach would get three formal branded shirts, two golf T-shirts, a cap and five round-necked T-shirts for training.

Rutemoeller was assistant coach to the German national team for 10 years from 1994 to 2004 and served as an interim coach for the national team from 1996 to 1997. He also coached Bundesliga side FC Kln.

He recently served as a motivational speaker and coach trainer for managers attempting to obtain German Football Association coaching licences.

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