Football Coaches International Course Concluded [Archives:1998/38/Sports]

September 21 1998

Last Thursday, the Football Coaches International Course, which was held at the Yemeni Olympic Center, finished at the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Sanaa. Twenty-seven coaches from different Yemeni clubs, military sports federations, and the University Sports Association participated in that course.
The Egyptian sports expert, Hisham Montasar, gave all the lectures at the course. He said: “Such courses will result in large numbers of young coaches. They must begin their activity nationally as a first step and, as a second step, participate in international sports events to gain experience. In addition, sports medicine must be developed and seriously applied because it means taking care of our athletes.
In his speech, the Minister of Youth and Sport appreciated Mr. Montasar’s efforts together with international organizations to support the sport sector in Yemen. The General Secretary of the Yemeni Olympic Committee (YOC) stressed that the graduate coaches must apply what they learned in the sport fields. “The Olympic Committee will support any efforts made for improving sports in Yemen,” he said.
Ali Al-Ashwal, the head of the Yemeni Football Association (YFA), said “cooperating with the Ministry of Youth, the (YFA), and the (YOC), we will try to hold sports in a new stead. We will give the greatest attention to the junior athletes.”