Serame Letsoaka intent on making Free State Stars a 'force' again
Posted: 11 January 2017 Time: 13:46
New Free State Stars head coach Serame Letsoaka is determined to once again make Ea Lla Koto the 'force' they used to be.
As revealed on KickOff.com yesterday Letsoaka replaces out-going Giovanni Solinas and makes a return to football management with the club he captained as a player.
The 53-year-old spent 11 years with the Bethlehem-based outfit having started his career with Stars in the mid-80s.
“I am excited to come back home, this is the club where I started my career as a professional player,” said the former Bloemfontein Celtic coach upon his unveiling.
“I have been gone since 1995 when I hung up my boots and I left the team in 1996 and 20 years later I am back and it’s very exciting because this is the only club I played for as a professional.
“[I am] coming back home to plough back the knowledge that I have gathered whilst I was out there. It feels great to be given an opportunity by Bra Mike [Stars chairman Mike Mokoena] and his management to lead the team and I am up for the challenge.
“When comes to winning the silverware I am in fact the last captain to lift the trophy for a major silverware for the team [sic], and it will be nice again to lift it again this time as a coach.
“Most importantly is to get the team away from the relegation zone and to get stability in the team and we build the team and make sure that we are the force we used to be.”