9 March 2023 – The South African Football Association (SAFA) will host a FIFA Youth Coaching course from 13-17 March 2023 at the SAFA National Technical Centre. A total of 25 participants will graduate from the programme that is aimed at enhancing the skills of coaches at development level.
“Youth coaching is an important pathway for any elite player. We have invited our junior national team coaches, coaches who are in the provinces, universities and club football to be part of this exercise,” said SAFA Technical Director Walter Steenbok.
“The course will give us the opportunity to increase the number of youth coaches in the country to align with SAFA’s vision of youth talent development and identification.
Abubaker Williams, who is a FIFA Instructor, will conduct the course and will be assisted by Mauritian FA Technical Director and FIFA mentor Zunaid Mall.
Here are the coaches attending the coaching course:
|Participants name||Current Team / Designate|
|1. Andile Cele||Maritzburg United Academy|
|2. Michael Manzini||Mamelodi Sundowns Academy|
|3. Mark Mayambela||Cape Town City Academy|
|4. Muzi Shangase||SAFA Westrand|
|5. Thomas Nare||SAFA Tshwane|
|6. Elrio Van Heerden||SAFA Eastern Cape|
|7. Ntombifuthi Khumalo||National U17 Girls Team|
|8. Nthabeleng Modiko||University of Johannesburg|
|9. Andisiwe Mgcoyi||Mamelodi Sundowns Academy|
|10. Tshidiso Letsholonyane||Kaizer Chiefs Academy|
|11. Cyril Nzama||SAFA Johannesburg|
|12. Tlou Molekwane||Pitso Mosimane Schools|
|13. Mojalefa Mathebula||School of Excellence|
|14. Vincent Kobola||SAFA Capricorn|
|15. George Morekisi||Sol Plaatje LFA|
|16. Alliance Kubayi||Tshwane University of Technology|
|17. Samson Vilakazi||Senaoane Gunners FC|
|18. Gideon Noge||SAFA North West|
|19. Karabo Magoro||Kempton Park Ladies|
|20. Bongi Thela||SAFA Ekurhuleni|
|21. Zipho Dlangalala||SAFA Durban|
|22. Justice Matileni||FNB U15 Programme|
|23. Watson Siqwana||University of Johannesburg|
|24. Themba Dlamini||Celta Vigo Academy|
|25. Tetros Nkosana Mkhonza||Forek Academy|