NIS, Lagos FA seal training pact

In continuation of its core mandate of training, research and grooming of talents, the National Institute for Sports (NIS), Lagos has sealed an agreement with the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) for the training of Coaches.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, Director-General (NIS), Professor Olawale Moronkola, affirmed that “The idea of this training is to ensure that uncertificated coaches are upgraded in modern trend which will ultimately help their personnel development and improve the standard of football in Lagos state.

“As the center of Excellence, once Lagos gets it right, others will take a cue.”

Chairman of LSFA, Fouad Oki, said, “We are excited by this opportunity to train coaches in Lagos State. We want to rejig the capacity of our coaches so that they can align in tune with modern trends. We want to ensure that only quality, qualified and certified coaches are engaged to coach. Lagos State always sets the pace for others to follow.

“The coaching programme will be run for all un-certificated coaches in batches for four weeks to improve their knowledge and skill.

“The NIS shall design the programme in alliance with the Lagos State FA in pre-basic coaching and special certificate Coaching.

“The mandate of the NIS include; conduct specialised professional coaching courses and research at various levels; run courses for top policy makers; provide adequate technical support services for the advancement of knowledge and skills in sports and award certificates to those who participate in and attain a sufficiently satisfactory standard in any of the courses organised by the Institute.”