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Bafana legends seek new coaching level

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | Mar 08, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

FORMER Bafana Bafana stars Doctor Khumalo, Neil Tovey and Steve Komphela have enrolled for the historic Safa Level 3 professional coaching course

Also attending the course in Pretoria are Thomas Madigage, Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba, Khabo Zondo, Farouk Khan and Manqoba Mngqithi.

Renowned German coach and former Safa director of coaching Horst Kriete is among the experts who are conducting the course.

"This is the best thing that has ever happened to South African football and we are now introducing a professional coaching licence," Safa technical director Serame Letsoaka said. He said the course will prepare the participants to work professionally at the highest level in football as coaches, instructors or youth and academy directors.

"We have spread the course over 63 days, taken in six phases with different content and topics. They will deal with tactical training and modern match analysis. Others are physical training and sports science, psychology and football training - mental skill training, pedagogics - teaching as an instructor and youth development," he explained.

Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said: "We have been developing players to perform better at the highest level and in this instance the coaches get to undergo a comprehensive high-level coaching construct."

Letsoaka, Bafana Bafana head coach Pitso Mosimane and CAF and Fifa instructor in women's football Fran Hilton-Smith are also taking part as "participating officials".

"They will be delivering some lectures during the course and will also sit as participants," said Safa coaching education's Michael Nees.

"This is mainly to ensure that they obtain the highest football coaching qualification in the country and that they impart to others their already existing expertise in the field of coaching. Also as part of the legacy between Safa and the DFB (German Football Federation), we want this course to be run by locals in future."

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The problem is that the psl teams won't give them a chance to coach.

Mar 08, 2011 9:7 | 0 replies

its sound good

Mar 08, 2011 9:18 | 0 replies

a nice idea too ,as output you have to work out so that teams can recognize you next time.

Mar 08, 2011 10:29 | 0 replies

U'll go work ko Zim or wer Lekoelea is playin and became the most highest payed coach,as S.A teams mor expecially Psl coz i believe thta's wer u wanna b coaching, dey don show much intrest or faith in s.a coaches _ anyway all da best guys and wen u get a chance to coach in the Psl forget bout the pappers and deliver otherwise u'll be fired b4 u could even earn ur 1st salary

Mar 08, 2011 12:27 | 0 replies

Doc you still have a case pending.

Mar 08, 2011 3:55 | 0 replies

maybe our style of soccer in the pitch will improvise. we need our boys to be pushed harder. BafanaBafana needs a team of intelligentsia. The boys must just be smart in the pitch, physiq is not enuf.

Mar 08, 2011 6:10 | 0 replies

LETS SEE HOW ITS GONNA DO US GOOD, I BELIEVE IT WILL

Mar 08, 2011 6:35 | 0 replies

Good luck boys . . .yes in soccer like life, one can never stop learning or improving themselves, as for Khompela, maybe he should attend less of his english philosophy classes & more of the football ones...every post match @n@lysis he has to thrown in qoutes & analogies which are usually irrelevant to the questions he's being asked, he'll then postulate that he's proud of his boys even after a heavy loss. . .we want to hear exactly how you lost/won the game not (i qoute Mr Khompela himself) "those who speak english better than U & i would say, so near yet so far"

Neil Tovey is a good coach, he even managed wins against teams like Piecity-rats & took his team to the nedbank cup final, yet they fired him! it's because our soccer fraternities are owned by fatcats & selfish backward thinkers, who have no interest in national development, coaches like him will not be given a proper chance!!

Mar 09, 2011 9:36 | 0 replies

@KAPPA mara wa phapha tshana ke mang o a sa tsebeng ka seo le gona is it your problem???

Mar 09, 2011 11:5 | 0 replies