Neil Tovey ended his contract as technical director last June. As a result, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has appointed Frans Mogashoa as the Association’s new acting technical director this Wedneday.
Mogashoa, the former head of SAFA ‘Coaching Education Department. Mogashoa’s appointment means the association will now strongly focus on improving football coaching in the country starting from grassroots coaches.
“Mr Mogashoa comes into this position with lots of experience and is not new in this environment. He has worked closely with Mr Tovey and his profile on the continent is well documented.” Safa CEO, Tebogo Motlanthe declared.
“We need to develop a huge number of coaches in the country to help in the development of the sport at grassroots level. And Mogashoa has already been doing that for Safa. He has the passion and zeal required for this demanding job.”
Mogashoa recently completed a ‘FIFA Technical Directors Grassroots Training’ course adding to his already impressive instructors qualifications list. He also holds a ‘CAF PRO Licence Instructors certificate’.
Mogashoa’s career as a coaching instructor at SAFA started in 2002 with a number of top coaches studying under him. Accomplished instructor, he has guided Owen Da Gama, Rhulani Mokwena, Ian Palmer, Kaitano Tembo, Thabo Senong and David Notoane.
As the head of coaching education position is vacant, SAFA are yet to find someone to fill the gap within the association. As the new technical director is to take over immediately.
We are still await when Bafana Bafana will be back on the field. Football resumption currently uncertain in the remainder of the 2020 international calendar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Africa Cup of Nations and Fifa World Cup Qualifiers all being thus postponed.