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