25 coaches were awarded with their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 'C' license coaching certificate yesterday.
ve of the participants came from Indonesia to take part in the 13-day course organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD). The previous edition saw 21 entries attempt the 'C' license in January.
Acting president of NFABD Pehin Datu Inderasugara Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof Abu Bakar, who was the guest of honour during the closing ceremony, reminded the new coaches that it will be compulsory for all clubs in the DST Super and Premier League to have coaches with at least the AFC 'C' certificate.
"Clubs in the Super League must have AFC 'B' certified coaches in 2016," he said at the NFABD House in Berakas. "That is the reason why NFABD has made efforts to conduct three AFC 'C' coaching courses, and InsyaAllah, the AFC 'B' course will be held in August.
"We have also prepared the NFABD Disciplinary Code that can be used by all local coaches as a guideline. "This is needed to address and prevent circumstances in which there is a lack of discipline among the football players, supporters, as well as spectators.
"Coaches also need to play an important role in instilling the spirit of sportsmanship, respect between players, referees and supporters.
"I hope that, after the participants successfully finished the course, they can play an important role in helping the development and improvement of football in their respective countries," noted Pehin Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof.