Orapa United Football Club, passionately called “The Ostriches” by its supporters and well-wishers, has netted Philemon Makhwengwe. Da Phil has been roped in to be the think-tank behind the team’s development.
Announcing Da Phil’s appointment, Amelton Gaefhele, Public Relations Officer (PRO) for The Ostriches, expressed the club’s excitement on its big catch;
“We are very excited to announce that Mr. Philemon Makhwengwe has joined Orapa United FC as Technical Director. Mr Makhwengwe or Da Phil as he affectionately called in football circles began his journey with us on the 01.July 2021. He is an accomplished coach who has multiple coaching qualifications, chief amongst them CAF A license. Mr Makhwengwe is an experienced CAF accredited senior coaching instructor. He also holds a Diploma in Sports Leadership. Da Phil is methodical in planning, passionate about youth development and coach education.”
According to Gaefhele, as a Technical Director, Mr Makhwengwe responsibilities will include among others: Collaborating with the head office to add technical input; Improve the youth structures as well as developing an improved youth football syllabus; Mentor upcoming coaches; Lead the team into CAF club competition; Talent Identification; Evaluation Mechanisms; Superior Strategy thinking thus Team Design and devising future plans
CAF A coaching license, which Da Phil possess, is the highest level of coaching license attainable on the continent. It is the longest in terms of studying and it’s conducted for a month. However, it’s divided in two weeks known as Modules One (First Week) and Modules Two (Second Week). In accordance with CAF, only ‘A’ license holders are required to handle proceedings in CAF competitions – CAF Confederations Cup and CAF Champions League.
Philemon “Da Phil” Makhwengwe has been in the coaching industry for a long time. Some of the prominent teams which Da Phil has worked with include Gaborone United Sporting Club, popularly known as “Moyagoleele”, and Township Rollers Football Club, passionately known as “Popa”.