Serame "Rhee" Letsoaka has undoubtedly been the most successful coach of the South African development national soccer teams.
Last month, Letsoaka guided Amajita to their second World Youth Championships finals scheduled for Egypt later in the year.
It is history that he led Majimbos to two consecutive African Under-17 Championships finals and also won the Cosafa Cup with Amabinnesplaas.
We all know that Letsoaka was one of the coaches who applied for the newly created Safa position of technical director and was one of the six short-listed.
Letsoaka is now said to have impressed a Fifa technical team that assessed the six in a week-long programme in Tshwane.
Now we hear he will be unveiled as the new technical director sometime this week. But methinks Safa are making a grave mistake to let him leave Amajita.
Yes, Letsoaka will be allowed to work with Amajita until the end of the Egypt tournament, but I still maintain that Safa should have persuaded him to stay even at an improved salary if this is about money.
At any rate, Safa should also review the salaries of their development coaches, who like all other employees have families to look after.
Those close to Letsoaka have pointed out that the man was seriously contemplating a job in the Premiership.
Letsoaka cannot be blamed for going to greener pastures, an issue he has discussed with his employers in the past.
We all know that Fifa are considering the inclusion of the Under-21 in the Olympics possibly starting in London in 2012, so this makes the case for Letsoaka to remain with Amajita to prepare for the Olympics that much stronger.
And a knowledgeable man like, Farouk Khan, who helped Ted Dumitru to start the Transnet Football School of Excellence, should have been given the technical director's job.
Khan contributed to the development of household names like Jabu Pule, Steven Pienaar and Brett Evans and has wide experience after working within development and top flight club soccer.
Bra Oli, for the sake of the country's development, please.