WINDHOEK, 04 OCT – Okahandja United Football Club coach Woody Jacobs on Tuesday became a recipient of a certificate from the NMU/FIFA/CIES Executive Programme in Sport Management in South Africa.
The Nelson Mandela University (NMU), in association with the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) with the support of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), offers this certificate in sport management.
A maximum of 30 students are accommodated in this one-year course that requires students to study through a block release system where they attend classes at the NMU for a period of one week at four different times in a year.
Jacobs, who attended his graduation ceremony in Port Elizabeth, South Africa told Nampa from there on Wednesday that he was happy to complete the course as he now wants to follow in the footsteps of Jacqui Shipanga, the general manager of women football at the Namibia Football Association.
“I am now planning on applying for the FIFA master programme that’s beginning next year September,” he said.
Shipanga is a holder of the FIFA master programme.
The certificate that Jacobs acquired provides an advanced skill-based short learning programme that focuses on selected areas within the management of sport.
After the completion of this course, the football coach is equipped with knowledge on how to manage federations, associations or clubs in accordance with the realities of South Africa and its neighbouring countries.