Dominic Iorfa with his LBA gong as Best Manager in the NPL
By OJEIKERE AIKHOJE
Lobi Stars supremo, Dominic Iorfa, has entered the history books as the first Nigerian to earn the CAF Accreditation Coaching License after participating at the first-ever workshop organised by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for coaches who will lead teams in the continent this year.
Iorfa was the only Nigerian coach at the inaugural workshop held in Cairo, Egypt.
"It was a nice programme and I was able to interact with other coaches from Africa," the former Super Eagles striker told iorfaonline.blogspot.com
The former Nigerian striker will be in the dugout when the Makurdi based Lobi Stars compete in the 2013 Caf Confederation Cup.
It’s not the first time the former striker will be achieving a rare feat.
As a player, he was the first African to play in Turkey and the only Nigerian from the domestic league to play in England’s defunct First Division.
At the end of the three-day programme, each participant was presented with the CAF Accreditation Coaching License.
Iorfaonline.blogspot.com learnt that top Africa coaches like Moroccan legend, Ezzaiki " Zaki" Badou (Wydad Casablanca) and TP Mazembe coach, Lamine Ndiaye also participated in the course.
According to workshop organizer Abdel Moneim Hussein the coaches who could not make it to Cairo for the workshop can still earn their accreditation licenses through arrangements with their national associations running similar courses.
From 2013, CAF will only allow coaches with CAF accredited coaching licenses to enter the field of play during its inter-club competitions.