Majents Questions Foreign Coaches
Posted: 8 July 2020
Former Orlando Pirates Football Club defender Edward Majents Motale has come out strong about the quality of work that foreign coaches bring to the national team and clubs in the ABSA Premiership. Majents also turned out for the national team and questioned the quality that foreign coaches bring to South Africa, saying;
“In South Africa, we need our football structure. I mean in other countries when they hire a coach, there’s a panel of experts; The President of the Federation, there are legends, Technical Director and they ask you questions, wa verstana bra yaka (Do you understand by brother?)
“Foreign coaches must bring something unique, something we don’t have. But if we don’t have panels and it’s just walk-ins and we say ‘okay we will give you an X-amount, do you agree? Ja sharp tsa mo spana’ (Okay good go and start working), and after three months we fire you and get another coach, that thing is taking us back,” concluded Majents.
Bafana Bafana is one of the few countries in world football that has appointed more foreign coaches than locals, considering that the most successful era of the national team was under a South African coach, being Clive Barker, lifting the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.