Sawu makes progress as a coach
Posted: 12 February 2009 Time: 6:47 am
Former Bush Bucks striker Agent Sawu says he is making progress in learning the ropes of coaching since taking up his first coaching job as head coach at Eastern Cape Vodacom League side OR Tambo Cosmos.
Sawu initially joined the club as assistant coach but was elevated to head coach when fellow Zimbabwean countryman Tauya ‘Flying Doctor’ Mrewa left to pursue personal interests during the course of the season.
“This is my first coaching job and I love the experience. It is always good to start somewhere so as to gain experience like I am doing. But the biggest challenge is that coaching in this League is not the easiest of things because of the way things happen sometimes. Though my team is run professionally the same cannot be said of the league,” says Sawu.
The former Zimbabwe national team striker admits that his team hasn’t been doing well this season.
“We are just somewhere down there in the League but we are not going to be relegated. We haven’t done well this season but I am sure next season things will change for the better,” he says.
With Sawu at Cosmos is former Bucks team mates Sibusiso Dabi, Phumlani Mhamha and Thulani Sisulu while Manelisi Gomoshe has also been with the club.
Sawu arrived at the now-defunct Bush Bucks from Zimbabwe side Dynamos in January 2004 having already played in Cyprus, China after a successful lengthy spell in Switzerland.
After his stay at Imbabala, he moved to Durban Stars then City Pillars before deciding to hang his boots at the beginning of last year.