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UK-Based Coach Keen On A Job In SA

A Nigerian coach, who currently holds his UEFA B license is keen on a coaching gig in South Africa.

36-year-old Nosayaba Iyamu is the current head coach of Harrogate Railway Rsv FC in the United Kingdom, though he is keen on taking the next step of his career on the African continent.

Iyamu currently holds a UEFA B license, English FA License on Level 1 and 2 and Youth Modules, 1, 2 and 3. He is also currently working on his UEFA A badges, looking to go all the way and complete his full European UEFA Pro License.

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“I began my coaching career 13 years ago in Manchester, England. In 2009, I organised a World Cup-based tournament with pupils of a primary school in Wigan, to get both male and female children interested in the game. I also had the opportunity to work with an English Premier League Women’s team alongside an England women’s national team coach, to support the growth of women’s football in the area. Engaging with women in the community of all ages I worked to encourage participation and create a positive image of women’s football,” he said in this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma.

“My aim now is to take my coaching and professional experience and build a football academy in (South) Africa to help young players develop and to work alongside a national team. 

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“I am a fan of South African football, especially during the Benni McCarthy period. Everyone knows Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. Pitso Mosimane is doing a great job in the league, but I think it was the time of Gavin Hunt that I started to follow the Premier Soccer League. I’d love a coaching job in South Africa, without a doubt,” he added. 

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