BASKETBALL Union of Zimbabwe (BUZ) will soon be restricting individuals without basketball coaching licences from coaching any teams even at school level.
BUZ technical and development president Sikhumbuzo Ndlovu said the union, in collaboration with provincial associations, would launch a programme that is set to see the sport developing coaches from grassroots level.
“As a country or a union affiliated to the game and all the expectations of Fiba, we are still lagging behind and a lot still needs to be done to meet those standards. The first problem we have identified so far is that we are technically poor,” he said.
“We are making it mandatory that no individual will sit on the bench without coaching credentials. Individuals interested in coaching should attend courses from grassroots level and maybe we should also have people with Fiba licences.”
Ndlovu said it was practical to have qualified coaches in a short time as he had already approached provincial technical and development presidents about the issue.