Peter Mapendere

Assistant Technical Director

  • Date Joined: 25th May 2020
I am a highly ambitious and driven UEFA A Licence Coach and Assistant Technical Director who has accomplished a portfolio of achievements and experience through coaching roles in Canada, Kuwait and Thailand.

As a proactive professional I possess a proven track record in player development and I am proficient in devising and designing coaching programs which can be utilised throughout a sporting organization.

Furthermore I am a visible leader and mentorship figure who can be a key member of a multi-disciplined management team, I am committed to Continuous Professional Development through attaining the highest industry qualification and I embrace new challenges.


“Peter worked tirelessly and with great passion in all aspects of the UEFA/FAI A License. This work included live and video match analysis, design of training sessions, coaching on the pitch, video analysis, player identification, periodisation, individual presentations and group presentations to his peers and the tutor staff. His dedication, hard work, attention to detail and an open mindset allied to his knowledge of the game has shown Peter to be a very good coach.” - Niall Harrison: Coach Educator & Emerging Talent Coordinator, Football

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Peter as a fellow colleague and soccer coach. He displays a great deal of knowledge, compassion and integrity when coaching and understands the right level of session to deliver to a multiple of age groups.” - David Hannah: Academy Coach, Dundee United FC
“Peter had over 15-years of local and international coaching experience. His credentials and coaching experience are of great benefit to our players, coaching staff and the community.” - Jay Dacosta: Technical Director, Gloucester Hornets
Association of Ireland
Peter Mapendere


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • Canadian Soccer Association: National B Licence

    Canadian Soccer Association
    National B Licence

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • The Football Association: International Coaching Licence

    The Football Association
    International Coaching Licence

Career History

  • Ottawa Gloucester Soccer Club

    Ottawa Gloucester Soccer Club
    Assistant Technical Director
    2020 – Present

  • Ottawa South United Soccer

    Ottawa South United Soccer
    Head Coach, League 1
    2017 – 2019

  • Ottawa South United Soccer

    Ottawa South United Soccer
    U17 Boys Head Coach
    2014 – 2017

  • Everton FC

    Everton FC
    Head Coach (Academy, Kuwait)
    2011 – 2014

  • Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club

    Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club
    Head Coach
    2009 – 2011

  • Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club

    Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club
    Boys Regional U16 Assistant Coach
    2007 – 2008

  • Can U Kick It Soccer Clinic

    Can U Kick It Soccer Clinic
    Head Coach (Thailand)
    2004 – 2006

Key Achievements

  • While at Ottawa Gloucester Soccer Club in 2020, developed and implemented a model of play which runs throughout the club
  • While at Ottawa South United Soccer in 2018, became the first club coach to assist 18 players to acquire scholarships to top Canadian or American Universities
  • Coaching Case Studies: Attended training sessions and games and observed coaching methods and player development strategies at the Republic of Ireland Emerging Talent Programme, Ottawa Fury FC, Celtic FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Aston Villa FC
  • Developed a number of young players to progress through the ranks including Sami Elsaid, Danny Assaf, Kristopher Twardek, Horace Sobze Zemo, Eric Watson and Aidan Tuck
  • Have represented Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club, Bangkok Bank FC, Algonquin College, Black Rhinos FC and Air Zimbabwe FC during y time as a professional soccer player

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