Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Stuart Baxter Leaves Kaizer Chiefs

After a successful stint at the Glamour Boys, Stuart Baxter leaves for what reports claim to be Turkey despite previous countless rumours of stalking by SAFA.
SAFA are in the hunt for a Technical Director and my gut feeling is that he is headed there.
Speculation as to who takes over at the club where they are selling their best material at the shelves is rising.
My take is that they are cashing in because Baxter is going and the new guy must get into the market for his own material, but I think it is too much.
I guess they are prepared to destroy and start from scratch.
It can be good or detrimental but I think they calculated the risk given how much they made and they stand to make.
I couldnt be that bold though.
Steve Komphela can do a good job but as usual, as seen by these sales, he wont buy the best players that money can buy like Baxter did.
Though good and likely to deliver, he will have to do so with minimal resources and support.
He is shrewd and can make local football very exciting like what Papic did with Pirates seasons back.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The SAB Nkangala League season concludes

The 2014/15 South Africa Breweries (SAB) 3rd Division league ended last week with a few cases still to be attended by the Disciplinary Committee. There is not much expected to change in most cases, especially in terms of the championship and relegation.

The regional league was divided into three streams, Platinum with 20 teams, of which 6 were to be relegated and two teams promoted; Golden with 15 teams and Silver with only 10 teams.

The streaming was geographical to cut travelling costs of teams.

Mpumalanga Future Stars United of Emalahleni won the league in commanding fashion as they dominated the league from start to finish, followed by Delmas’ PJ Stars.

Kwazi United and Blescor United were expelled for failing to fulfil any of their fixtures (former) and suffering three ‘walk-overs’ in a row respectively.

As Mpumalanga Future Stars United went into war in the play-offs for promotion in the ABC Motsepe league, Witbank Black Aces and Black Pain (Emalahleni), Amavarara (Delmas) and Power City (Kriel) were expected relegated after a finalisation of a few cases.

Scara United of KwaNdebele won the Golden Stream championship while Newtown United of Middelburg were victors of the Silver streams.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SAFCA - Nkangala and Emalahleni Committees elected

Following the South Africa Football Coaches Association – Nkangala Region meeting held at the Protea Hotel in Emalahleni on 02 January 2015, the following Regional Executive Committee was elected:

}  Chairperson – Keutsepilemang Ndebele (Regional Technical Officer)
}  Secretary general - Mxolisi Gobinca (Victor Khanye Technical Officer)
}  Deputy Secretary – Joe Lesese (SASFA/Teachers/Schools)
}  Treasurer – Bongani Gwebza (Thembisile Hani Technical Officer)
}  Project manager - Thabo Mokoena (Emalahleni Technical Officer)
}  Deputy - Puleng Nbjan (Emakhazeni Technical Officer )
}  Events manager – Jeffrey Mokwena (Steve Tshwete Technical Officer)
}  Deputy - Clinton Mokoena (Dr. J. S. Moroka Technical Officer)
}  Head of women’s football – Cynthia Jomo Mahlangu
}  Coach 1 – Puleng Nbjan (Emakhazeni Technical Officer )
}  Coach 2 – Clinton Mokoena (Dr. J. S. Moroka Technical Officer)
}  Coach 3 – Gildes Mashilo (Thembisile Hani)
The task of the ADDITIONAL MEMBERS is to:

  1. Advice the Regional Football Coaches Association (RFCA) on technical needs within the Region
  2. Advice in the building of the RFCA to an advanced working body

The Emalahleni SAFCA Executive Committee elected consists of the following:
}  Chairperson – Thabo Mokoena (Emalahleni Technical Officer)
}  Deputy – Raiser Mahlangu (Town/Tasbet)
}  Secretary general – Themba Khoza (Klarinet)
}  Deputy – Bongokuhle Vela Artwell Xaba (Phola)
}  Treasurer – Gugu Nkosi (Klarinet)
}  Deputy – Mhlonipheni Fortune Buthelezi (Kriel)
}  Project manager – Ntokozo Masilela (Phola)
}  Deputy – Sipho Themba (Ackerville/Lynville)
}  Events Manager – Sibusiso Nhlapho (Ackerville/Lynville)
}  Deputy – Pater Tau (Schools/Teachers/Tasbet)
}  Additional Member – Themba Mahlangu (Phola)
}  Additional Member – Thokozani Radebe (Ezinambeni)
}  Additional Member – Charles Samson (Ezinambeni)

Each area of Emalahleni LFA is represented by at least two people who will lead structures, events and projects of SAFCA in those areas. They are responsible for organizing coaches and their activities as required by the LFA or Region.
SAFCA will hold a one day coaching seminar on basic coaching skills on 10 January 2015 before the SAB and LFA leagues resume on the 17th of January 2015.

Congratulations to all elected Office bearers