In line with club licensing, ZIFA have announced that from next season they require all top-flight coaches to have a CAF A licence. This season the PSL allowed coaches who were CAF B holders but were in the process of attaining the highest coaching qualification badge in Africa to preside over top-flight matches as head coaches.
Speaking at a brief function at his offices yesterday where he was presented with a trophy by Friendly Academy following their tour of the United Kingdom in July, where they won the New Balance Nottingham Cup, ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday urged football academies to register with the association,
Academies are central to the Zimbabwe Football Association’s drive towards producing players who can compete at par with any other players on the globe. We have already appealed to all individuals and organisations to formally register their football academies with ZIFA so that we work closely with them by providing developmental material which FIFA avails to its members.