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MBABANE – Former Leeds United Women’s Assistant Manager Sam Gill is heading to the country where he will be working with premier league side Mhlume Peacemakers and the development teams.

Gill is expected to arrive in the country next month as posted on the British Football Coaches Network (BFCN) account last Sunday. Well wishes were pouring in for Gill as his colleagues wished him well in his adventure in the country.


“Congratulations to Sam Gill who will be heading to Eswatini next month to work with Mhlume Peace Makers FC, in their first team and academy.
“We would like to wish Sam all the best on his new venture and as with all of our members, we are waiting to offer any support when called upon,” read a tweet from BFCN.

Gill, who is also the former manager of Leeds Beckett University Women’s Team, has previously had stints in China and Greece, with this being another added stamp in his passport. BFCN is for British and Irish coaches, staff and other nationalities who are working in the United Kingdom. BFCN supports its members through sourcing opportunities both in the UK and abroad, while offering them a range of discounts and a platform for networking.


Mhlume Peacemakers’ Director Sibusiso Scorpion Nxumalo confirmed that arrangements to host the British coach were still being finalised while waiting for the reopening of airports which were forced to close due to the global spread of COVID-19.
Nxumalo said this was a great opportunity for local players to showcase their talent before Gill and other agents as they would stand a chance to get international transfers that would secure them a better future abroad.

“We are trying to forge a way that will attract international teams that are scouting for talented African players.
“We will host Gill but this will not only benefit Peacemakers players but local players and in the entire African continent,” said Nxumalo.

Nxumalo said they were working with an agency that connected them with BFCN, a professional network which offers an average of 80 to 100 opportunities per month.

The nature of this network allows coaches from across the globe to register online and become a member. Steps on how to join the network can be accessed on www.britishfootballcoaches.com.

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