Shipanga attends FIFA Technical Worksop

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Former Namibia Women National football coach, Jacqueline Shipanga is attending a FIFA Technical Experts’ Worksop in Doha, Qatar, where she will exchange experiences with fellow football experts in various areas of football from across the world.

The workshop which started on the 30 of January and is expected to end today, has Shipanga as the only representative from Namibia, alongside other experts such as Women football Technical Consultants, Confederations Technical Directors, Coaching Instructors, Technical Directors, Elite Football, Grassroots and Youth Football Experts. The course is led by FIFA Technical Director Steven Martens and the FIFA Head of Technical Development Services, Jurg Nepfer.

The seminar aims at highly informing the participants on the new strategy and philosophy for the technical capacity building, enlightening them on the new updates and overview of the new FIFA structure as well as its technical development set up and also looks at the roles and responsibilities of FIFA experts and instructors.

It also focus on discussing the development programme “Forward”, which according to, is a step change for global football development and the way the success of the FIFA World Cup is shared by member associations. For the sake of sports and the vision of it reaching its potential in every nation without barriers, the programme intends to improve the way associations develop and support football across the globe.

With expertise from this seminar, Shipanga says Namibia Women's Football will once again benefit from FIFA Academy Pilot programmes, thereby leading to an enhancement in the development of Woman Football at youth level, while simultaneously strengthening the existing developmental structures such as the NFA Girls Centre.