High level coaching course for PSL coaches

THE Premier Soccer League (PSL) intends to run a high level coaching course for all coaches in the elite league later this month ahead of the start of the 2013 season.

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The coaching course to be conducted by one of the world’s top technical director of coaching from Germany, Eric Rotemoller, is scheduled for Harare and will run for five days from February 20-25.
PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele said the course will seek to equip coaches with necessary skills ahead of the new soccer season expected to kick off early next month.

The 65-year-old Rutemoeller has vast coaching experience having coached in the highly respected Bundesliga and has also held the position of head coaching director for the DFB (German Football Association).

He is also a former technical director for the German national team and now consulting with Fifa, Uefa and lecturing throughout the world to technical coaching directors.

Ndebele, however, said the PSL was still talking to sponsors and would make available more details about the coaching clinic in due course. Warriors caretaker coach Klaus Dieter Pagels and Zifa technical director Nelson Matongorere will also assist in the training of coaches.

“The coaching course will be conducted by a Germany technical director of coaching, Eric Rotemoller. He will be assisted by Warriors coach Klaus Dieter Pagels and Zifa technical director Nelson Matongorere. We will make available more details once we finalise everything with the sponsors. But the deal is almost done,” Ndebele said.
The 2013 PSL season is expected to start early next month and the workshop is set to give the 16 coaches in the Premiership an opportunity to interact and exchange ideas.

This weekend, Dynamos are scheduled to play Highlanders in the first leg of the Bob89 Super Cup at Barbourfields Stadium. The Zimbabwe champions drew 0-0 against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in a high profile international friendly match at the weekend.

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