Mangombe makes history
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ZRP Harare Province Football Club coach, Constable Genesis Mangombe aka Kaka, has became the first Confederation of African Football (CAF) A Licence holder in the Zimbabwe Republic Police football history.
Mangombe was among 30 local coaches who completed the two-week long course which was held at the ZIFA Village in February this year.
This milestone comes after the African Football governing board, CAF made it mandatory for elite coaches to be equipped with modern techniques that assist in transforming football.
For Mangombe, this is only the ‘genesis’ of greater things to come as he hopes to be internationally recognised.
He is now suitable to sit on the coaching bench in the premiership league following new regulations made by ZIFA that only those with the CAF A Licences are eligible.
Despite outcries over CAF fees for the CAF A Licence by many coaches, he had to part with more than $1000 to embark on the programme.
Mangombe was recently appointed football head coach for ZRP Team Zimbabwe in the upcoming Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation(SARPCCO) Games to be held in Lesotho later this year. He is also expected to be unveiled as the head coach for ZRP FC any time soon.
Mangombe said he was very excited for the achievement.
“Being a holder of the CAF A Licence makes me feel honoured and it is a dream come true. It is the love of football that keeps me motivated into achieving such qualifications. I hope to transform football in the organisation with the vast knowledge I have acquired,” he said.
Mangombe was attested into the ZRP in 2005 and became Black Mambas (now ZRP FC) captain. He then retired from the team after a knee injury in 2010. During the same year he attained CAF C and CAF B Coaching Licences.