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Thomas Madigage to join Pitso Mosimane?

Posted: 17 September 2010 Time: 6:59 am

SuperSport United assistant coach Thomas Madigage has been touted as the man soon to be appointed as an assistant coach with Bafana Bafana. 

Madigage, who cut teeth in professional football as a 16-year-old at Jomo Cosmos is reported to be among names submitted to Safa by Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane as he continues searching for the right man to help him prepare the national team for the Africa Cup of Nations Finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in 2012.   According to a source close to SuperSport, the club are already resigned to losing Madigage and are preparing to bring in development coach Kwanele Kopo as the new assistant to Gavin Hunt.   "Look Kwanele Kopo is already working with the senior team in anticipation of Thomas moving to join Bafana. We don't know how far the discussions are between SuperSport United and Safa about Tommy joining Bafana but I believe it could happen before the game against Sierra Leone," says the source.   Speaking to KickOff.com, Madigage says he would not mind joining Bafana but he has not yet been approached by Safa.   "I believe it is everyone's wish at a certain stage of his career to get an opportunity to coach at the highest level. I know there are a lot of people that have had success in their coaching career but never got an opportunity of being in this kind of set up.   "I have never spoken to anyone regarding Bafana but should I get that opportunity it will be a great honour for me to serve my country as part of the squad's technical team," he says.   

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 07:30 am
zcc rekaofela.these two gentlemen they can do wonders when together.everyone knows them and don't forget that we will see some water(TAYELO)being spilt on the field of play before kickoff.then win follows.
vision - Asprilla
posted: 07:31 am
no gavin hunt should be assistant.................
vision - Asprilla
posted: 07:32 am
u want bafana too play like supersport u
Anonymous
posted: 07:37 am
shaun what's wrong with supersport type of play?
Soccer Critic (size13)
posted: 07:50 am
As long as the national team will benefit, i dont mind having madigage in our national squad. all we want are positive results...

Proudly south african...
Anonymous
posted: 08:10 am
Am against this, we need someone who can contribute from experience of being a Coach himself. There would be desperate times where assistance need to play a role as a Coach in case of unavailability of Head Coach due to unforseen circumstances and Tommy will just be lieke a spactator. I thought Bafana had an assistance to Pitso, please some1 bring me up to speed about that.
Anonymous
posted: 08:14 am
If Tommy is not afraid of bigger challenges or is indeed looking for 1, he could have progressed now to being a Head Coach somewhere, its been almost 8 years now playing the role of assistance, all the players played alongside him have past his stage of assistance and been head Coaches somewhere even if its 1st Division. I got nothing against Madigage as he was one of my fav players while at Cosmos..Khosi4life
Wonder
posted: 08:41 am
About time former Bafana players took charge of the team, the 2 gentlemen should be given a chance and support to build us a team we can be proud of.

No Madigage = No league for SSU, watch the space.

It also goes to show that Jomo has no rival in terms of his contribution to the beautiful game in South Africa. even the current coach and captain are his products. well done Mjomane, please continue with your sterling work, true soccer lovers know that you have contributed morethan you rivals (Kaizer and Khoza) in the beautiful game that a fact. again, numbers do not lie...
Anonymous
posted: 08:44 am
That will be the death of Matsatsantsa.This guy is the reason why SS did well over the years.Pitso & Gavin know well what I am talking about.Big gain for BB as they will be able to win many tournaments under this young SA coaches.
Bin Laden
posted: 08:47 am
CTK: 2010-09-17 08:14

My brada your just expressing your stupid jealousy there.Just because Tommy is a SSU man doesnt mean he is not good at his work.We all Know what Pitso and tommy can do when are combined.Please give them a chance or go mind your Father's kraal at nappyrena..Proudly yellow
Bin Laden
posted: 08:50 am
Thanks Mrakathi for sending the record straight
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:50 am
good move, those who want Gavin to assist Pitso, are arrogant,
Swona Champ!
posted: 08:53 am
those who want Gavin to assist Pitos are arrogant, and their arrogance is driven by ignorance!
Anonymous
posted: 08:54 am
No no no ways, the guy is yet to coach a team as a Head Coach but is now being earmarked for the National Team = disaster. What happens when Pitso leaves or unavailable will he cope as a Head Coach since he has no record or evidence of having acted on such. When Safa appointed Pitso they spoke of continuity and quiet frankly appointing Tommy is no continuity cause if Pitso were to leave he is not ready or suitable to replace him. Gordin Igesund, Tovey, Hunt, Shakes are typical suitable candidates
Anonymous
posted: 08:54 am
tommy u have no suport 4rom me, if it was tovey, yaaa it was going to b a gud choice.
Anonymous
posted: 09:10 am
Tovey and Khompela are better candidates but obviously Pitso does not trust these two. He beleives they can 'hit him with some brick' (shaya ngestina).I m happy however that you are allowed to recommend your own assistant.

The question now is who between Tommy and the Brazillian will take up your previous position (ball-boy). We will be watching.
Original Gee
posted: 09:13 am
@Wonder
I partially disagree with you there mate, though your statement does not necessarily mean (Kaizer & Khoza) as you put it, have no contributions at all to SA soccer, but it sounds a bit like you running them down a tiny bit.

K & K have their contribution, it may not be in a form of producing massive talents like Bra-Jomo but I think they managed to instill the business side of soccer which allowed others to follow in their foot steps and again preserving their legends or former players not to be lost in the soccer fraternity(I stand to be corrected)

Though I agree with you, most of psl teams if not all consist of one or tow Cosmos cadets who served under Bra-Jomo and now it looks likes the national team may be ran by his former Cadets. If this does not get Bra-Jomo the recognition he deserves I don't know what will, maybe as usual we will wait for his death before we honor him properly. Good Point though Wonder.

As for Thomas, there is not doubt that him and Pitso work very well and they have worked together before, successfully, if it is the formula that will put us back on the map then let it be with all my support.
Anonymous
posted: 09:18 am
Mrakathi

Are you saying Tommy is a tactician when it comes to fooball or u are referring to some 'sweet' waters or u dont care: wins are wins.I m afraid that sweet waters have their own limitations.

So if Pitso fails on his mandate, he and Tommy will be shown the door leaving the Brazillian to assist the next coach. Mara South Africa!!!!!!!!!!
Champ Lucho
posted: 09:21 am
Watch out Aaron Mokoena, Katza is coming to captain the team.
Sos
posted: 09:29 am
good move coz Pitso & Tommy have a good memory of understanding, besides I think it'll be good to see proudly South African technical staff at the national level.....
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