Matsimela: I Can Feel It
Posted: 1 December 2020
Baroka FC named long-time club assistant Thoka Matsimela as their new head coach a couple of weeks ago after releasing Dylan Kerr, who has since joined rivals Black Leopards FC.
Matsimela has been with Bakgaga from the lower leagues, and has explained the difference between being an assistant and head coach, saying to The Beautiful Game;
“Yeah, it’s all about being responsible, because as an assistant you need to report to the coach, but for now, I can feel it what the other assistant coaches are feeling.
“It’s all about being in charge and controlling the team and managing the team. So I can feel the difference between the assistant and the head coach because it’s more about managing the character of the players.
“We need to manage, because if you can’t manage the players; some will just give you a different attitude, so it’s all about managing the players,” concluded Matsimela.
Bakgaga have started quick out of the blocks this season, currently sitting on fifth spot with eight points in the DSTV Premiership.
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