South African CAF Instructor, Sheryl Botes, is among 30 women coaches as CAF in partnership with TotalEnergies host a three-day Coaching workshop in Cairo, Egypt.
This workshop has been organized by CAF Women’s Football Development, preparing for the kick-off of the inaugural TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League tournament on Friday, 05 November 2021.
The aim of this prestigious workshop is to leave a legacy for the CAF WCL and empower local coaches who are already working in women’s football structures.
Investing in Coaches
Botes reveals the importance of investing on developing female coaches, saying: ”I have seen it in my country how investing in your own coaches and developing women has paid dividends with our own Desiree Ellis. This to me, it confirms the fact that we must focus in developing local coaches.”
CAF Head of Women’s Football Development, Safia Dayem, shares her views on the importance of coaching education and personal development.
“Coaching education and personal development is key in the advancement of women’s football in Africa. For us as CAF, the TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League is not just another tournament but a platform that will take Leagues to a different level. For this to happen, we have to focus on the product on the field and the quality of coaches are key in driving this.”
Cote d’lvoire Women’s National Team Head Coach, Clementine Touré shares her sentiments on the workshop and how positive she feels about it.
“Our continent is blessed with so much potential and women’s football is now on the ascendance. However, in order not to slow down this development and for us to improve, training and development of mentors and coaches is vital.”
Photo 1 Caption: South African Sheryl Botes, representing South Africa as CAF Instructor at the CAF Women’s Champions League Legacy Coaching Workshop, shares how she has seen the importance of investing on our own coaches and developing women through Desiree Ellis. Photo: CAF (Twitter)