MIGHTY Warriors coach Sithethelelwe a�?Kwinjia�? Sibanda continues to break local football records.
Barely a year-and-a-half after attaining a Caf A coaching licence a�� to become the first locally-based female to receive the highest coaching badge in the country a�� Sibanda is now a coaching instructor.
In a male dominated field, Sibanda joins Rosemary Mugadza as a Confederation of African Football recognised coaching instructor and will train aspiring coaches for Zifa Level One and Two licences.
a�?She was trained by Caf and received certification to instruct aspiring coaches Zifa Level One and Two courses.
Sibanda is a tried and tested coach and her experience will come in handy when training aspiring coaches,a�? said Zifa technical director Wilson Mutekede.
As a way of encouraging women to take up coaching lessons, Zifa has put a waiver on course fees for aspiring female coaches.
a�?Uptake by women to enrol for coaching courses is very low so we made a decision not to charge them from grassroots courses right up to the highest badge in the country. We need more women to take up coaching and there is no better way than training them free of charge unlike their male counterparts who must pay course fees,a�? he said. Sibanda is the Mighty Warriors coach.
While at Tsholotsho FC, Kwinji as she is affectionately known, made history when she became the first woman to sit on a Premier Soccer League club technical bench as an assistant coach.
She was an assistant coach to Lizwe Sweswe.
Caps United head coach Lloyd Chitembwe, former Highlanders assistant coach Amini Soma Phiri, Bekithemba Ndlovu of Bulawayo City, former Warriors and Dynamos defender James Matola are among Caf A graduates.