Last night, the Maldives women’s national football team were privileged to welcome their first international professional Coach in the history of Maldives.
Football Association of Maldives (FAM) invited Naoko Kavamoto to take leadership of training the women’s national football team. Naoko is an proficient individual in her field, having represented the national team of her own country in the past.
FAM acknowledged Naoko’s skills, stating that she is of top League, in addition to being an AFCA licensed Coach. FAM noted that since the year 2002, Naoko had represented many clubs, contributing her experience over the years past.
While Naoko will start to officially train the team beginning from next Friday, she will be preparing them for the upcoming SAAF Championship Football Competition which will be commencing in India next month.
“This is a very historical moment. This is the first time in Maldivian history where the Maldives women’s national football team has been fortunate enough to get the expertise of an international Coach. I believe her skills will be very valuable for the team and hope to see positive outcomes,” Head of FAM women’s football, Mariyam Mohamed (Mayan) stated.
Mayan stated that during the previous 17th Asian Games held in Incheon they were able to train sessions under Naoko’s expertise as she temporary took over the team. Mayan noted that Naoko had suggested that the Maldivian team needed to work more on their physical.
FAM stated that their intention is to invest more in women’s football this year and stated that they had already arranged a few events already.