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Fiji to host B Licence

Fiji national team assistant coach Yogendra Dutt. Image: OFC via Phototek

Part 2 of the latest OFC B Licence coaching course kicks off at Fiji Football Association Headquarters in Suva tomorrow and Fiji FA Technical Director Ravinesh Kumar is beaming with pride at having five local coaches taking part.

“Five of our local coaches participated in the first phase last year and they will continue in the second and final phase,” he said.

“Coach education is one of the pillars of the Fiji FA Technical Department and we are very proud to host this course here in Fiji.”

Lautoka’s Anginesh Prasad, Labasa’s Roneel Lal, Tavua’s Saroj Kumar, Ba’s Sunil Kumar and Fiji national team assistant coach Yogendra Dutt are among the 24 coaches from across the region participating in the week-long course.

After his side’s tough matches against New Zealand’s All Whites on Saturday and Tuesday, Dutt is aiming to broaden his knowledge of the game in order to contribute more to the national team.

“It’s very important for me as I finished my first phase of the B License course last year and now I am moving up the ranks and getting to learn more about coaching,” he said.

“This course will allow me to learn more on the technical aspects of the game and I am keen to learn as much as I can.”

The OFC B Licence builds on the OFC C and D Licences, providing knowledge on planning, delivering and evaluating practical sessions and introducing concepts targeted at coaching players aged 17 and older.

The OFC B Licence coaching course will run from 31 March and conclude with an assessment on 7 April.

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