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Aim high, football managers urged

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Fifteen of Barbados’ football administrators have been challenged to not only gain the coveted qualification from the FIFA advanced level administrators’ course being conducted by Hugo Salcedo, but to also strive to emulate or replace him as FIFA’s top instructor.
That suggestion came from the Director of Sports at the National Sports Council, Erskine King, who was speaking to the officials and course participants as the five-day course opened on Monday at the National Stadium.
“We in this region have always had the coaches, administrators and organisations to achieve. We are short on money but not on ideas,” he said.
KIng added that structures, goals and visions were critical in determining where one wanted to go but one needed to ensure that the tools, experience and abilities were fully exploited in order to aim high and to achieve greatness.
The director also warned that administration had changed the world over with today’s emphasis being placed on such matters as litigation and communication which the students would need to keep abreast of in order to excel.
“Attending this five-day course will not make you a top administrator, but it will certainly whet your appetite to become one,” King emphasised.
The course, part of the Win With Concacaf In Concacaf concept, is being conducted by Salcedo, with Keith Lookloy of Trinidad and Tobago serving as the regional coordinator. It is being managed by Charles Husbands of the Barbados Football Association. (KB)