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Surprise Moriri settling into new Mamelodi Sundowns coaching role

Posted: 30 August 2017 Time: 21:57

Mamelodi Sundowns legend Surprise Moriri is settling well into his coaching job at the club, thanks to the guidance he is getting from the coaches around him at Chloorkop.

Moriri, who retired after playing for now relegated Highlands Park last season, is an assistant coach in the Sundowns MultiChoice Diski Challenge side, working with David Notoane and Shawn Bishop.

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Moriri also spends some time watching Pitso Mosimane's first team training sessions and says he asks questions so that he keeps on learning.

"I am settling in well. It's a transition that was not easy, but with the help of the coaches I am settling in and I am happy so far. I could not be anywhere else than Sundowns. I feel at home and I am getting the support I need,” Moriri tells KickOff.com.

“I am working with David and Shawn and we are working well together. Even the coaches from the first team have welcomed me very well. Even when the first team is training, I check their training sessions. If there is something I don’t understand or I need clarity on something, they are here and I can always ask immediately.”

Moriri has a CAF B coaching license and says he is looking forward to boosting his qualifications in future.

“I decided to attend the courses because you can't say because you played the game you automatically can coach. So you need guidelines, which is why I attended courses and they have been really helpful.

"I have wanted to give back and help young players realise their dreams of playing football professionally. I also want to establish myself as one of the best coaches, so I don’t take it lightly. I know it won’t come easy. I can see how hard coach Pitso and Manqoba [Mngqithi] have worked, so I need to put in the hours. I am planning to learn more.”

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Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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