27 March 2018 – The South African Football Association’s Coaching Department has just completed an Instructors Course, where they had 27 participants – four of them women.

The course, which took place between 17 and 26 March 2018, is aimed at coaches who will be turned into instructors to ensure they go out and train aspirant coaches across the country.

Some of the attendees included U17 assistant coach Vela Khumalo, former PSL player Mike Rapatsa, former U17 head coach Solly Luvhengo, Supersport United MDC coach Kwanele Kopo and Banyana Banyana goalkeeper coach Lucky Shiburi.

“It is a course within the parameters of Vision 2022. One of the key expectations from the Coaching Education Department is to train 10-thousand coaches as a way to have one coach to 20 players – which is the perfect way to ensure quality training. For that to happen, you will need a sufficient number of instructors who will be able to train and develop coaches in terms of that vision.  So we have just completed the training of 27 coaches to add to the 70 that we have already, which is still a drop in the ocean given the fact that we have the entire country to service,” said Frans Mogashoa, Head of Department: SAFA Coaching Education.

“We have two more lined up – they are divided into categories, which is to improve the current instructors and the other is in line with our vision that in each and every province we must have sufficient CAF-accredited instructors.”

All coaches in the country were invited, but only a few could make it.

“Attendees were drawn from the SAFA Pro License – all the holders from 2011/2012, without any exception, were sent an invitation. We also invited those with CAF A Licence, which had to be two years old and also those who hold a SAFA Level 2 Certificate”

The 10-day course included the following, among others:

  • How to facilitate
  • How to present
  • How to conduct a proper training session, and,
  • How to assess.

The coaches will have to conduct a post-course work place-related task which involves tehm assessing 10 coaches each, and analying a match and compile a report. They also have to conduct sessions where they record the proceedings and provide an evaluation of their own performance.

“When the participants provided the results of their assessment, we will then determine whether they are competent or not. It may sound like a difficult task but we are all in agreement that our standards need to be raised” added Mogashoa.

FIFA Instructor Serame Letsoaka, CAF Instructor Jeff Coetsee and Frans Mogashoa conducted the course, with SAFA Technical Director Neil Tovey, and his assistant Fran Hilton-Smith, making an appearance to give a talk to the participants.

List of Participants:

1. Daniel Haswell KZN
2. Bongiwe Mpanza (F) Gauteng
3. Dylan Deane Cape Town
4. Eric Smith Cape Town
5. Fabian Randalls Gauteng
6. Gae Lephalo (F) Gauteng
7. Gordon Witbooi Cape Town
8. Jabulile Baloyi (F) Gauteng
9. John Motsa KZN
10. Joseph Mohasoa Gauteng
11. Junior Morake North West
12. Karabo Mogudi Gauteng
13. Keith America Cape Town
14. Kwanele Kopo Gauteng
15. Leah Masango (F) Mpumalanga
16. Lucky Shiburi Gauteng
17. Makhule Joseph Mphekgoane Limpopo
18. Michael Rapatsa Limpopo
19. Mxolisi Dlamini North West
20. Nkosinathi Mthethwa KZN
21. Siyabonga Zibane KZN
22. Solomon Luvhengo Limpopo
23. Steven Bezuidenhout KZN
24. Thabo Tsutsulupa Gauteng
25. Thomas Ndlovu KZN
26. Tumelo Ndaba Gauteng
27. Vela Khumalo Gauteng
1. Frans Mogashoa
2. Steve Coetsee
3. Serame Letsoaka