The Equatoguinean Tennis Federation (FET) took advantage of the visit by Amin Ben Makhlouf, Development Officer for East, Central and North Africa, and Director of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) High Performance Centre, with its headquarters in Morocco, to present diplomas to the eleven coaches who passed the Level 1 Coaching Course, organised last December by the FET with the support of the ITF (International Tennis Federation).
During the presentation ceremony, which took place in the meeting room of the New Stadium in Malabo, the president of the FET, Manuel Adolfo Etoho Nfono, referred to the course as one of the huge achievements of the management of the new executive, and announced the organisation of many more courses, above all those at level 2, while he highlighted the training of human resources as one of the priority actions for the FET for the next four years, “because without good coaches, we cannot create good tennis players”.
For his part, the Director General for Sports, Josue Esono Edu Corredor praised the work of the new FET executive, and pointed out that they have transformed the federation into one of the most active in the country, for having been capable of authorising in record time all the structures necessary to adapt it to the new guidelines from the Ministry for Youth and Sports.
Amine Ben Makhlouf urged the new coaches to work responsibly, and praised the FET for having convinced one of the best ITF trainers, Richard Gonzalez, to go to Equatorial Guinea to train the coaches. He also encouraged the federation to continue with its efforts towards the development of tennis in Equatorial Guinea.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea