The Managing Director of the National Football Academy, Enow Ngatchu has revealed plans to organise a career management symposium from June 9-10 in Yaounde.
It will offer attendees access to high level presentations, panel discussion, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.
It will also cover fundamental areas such as self assessment, search strategies and teach past and current footballers best practices in preparing essential portions of job application and the importance of developing personal branding and networking skills and also help them plan for the future outside football.
Traditionally, Enow Ngatchu has stressed that past and current footballers have relied on their undoubted natural talents as criteria for selection but according to Enow Ngatchu assessing a global mindset is equally, if not more important for the success of any career.
“Intellectual capital, psychological capital and social capital are three major attributes of a successful player” he said.
The National Football Academy has been driven by the desire to be globally competitive, to successfully launch new ventures and gain advantage over competitors summing the reason behind the choice of resource persons.
According to him, the official program the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Mboma, Salomon Olembe, Albert Mbengue, Issa Pius, Raissa Feudjo amongst others will have turns to tutor participants.
“We have selected the right persons, to better prepare our footballers when they quit the stage and this requires a well planned, and well manage program.
This will help former players who have already experience the physical and psychological aspects of transition.
Establishing a network for players to recreate the bond of the locker room, expediting the process for the professional, financial and social demands of life at the job or beyond football.
New ideas are the driving force of the football industry for improving comfort and the quality of performance.
To meet up with immediate realities, ANAFOOT has also planned another seminar on video analysis on May 27, Yaounde.
Interested coaches have been told to cough out FCFA 100,000 as registration fees.
Since its creation, the National Football Academy have live up to its high bidding.
The signing of some lucrative partnership agreements has given rebirth to hope that tomorrow will be better.