Posted: November 21, 2018
National Under 17 Championship Team Simfive Dludlu feels that there is still a lack of female coaches in the country and says the opportunities to work in a professional environment are few and far between.
Dludlu was the first woman to lead a national woman's to World Cup Qualification and is no doubt a future candidate for the Baniana Banana job.
But Dludlu is concerned that the opportunity for women to develop and get top jobs in the country are minimal, and hoping things will improve ahead.
"I became a student of the game of my playing days when I retired in 2015. I'm already coaching because it was a passion for me, but we still have a lack of women involved in the game. Because we do not have professional structures, and we do not have academies, women do not get much more in places where they are constantly under pressure and work to become better.
"There is a lack of qualified coaches, coaches that have a chance to coach and work on our skills and get exposure to overseas, and learn from exchange programs so that we know what the rest of the world is doing.
"The support of this association is huge because right now my assistant is a former Banana Bianana player, head coach of the senior team is a former Banana captain, so they are trying hard to bring us back into the system, but also because We want to be involved in it, so I think a lack of resources and a lack of funding is what we face and it makes it hard for a lot of us to be in structures and work regularly.We still do not have a goalkeeper Cheese that are in development structures and be part of the bigger scheme of things. With the help of people, courses and funding, it will help with exposure. "
Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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