Mamelodi Sundowns legend Surprise Moriri is making a mark as a coach
Posted: 7 May 2018 Time: 17:00
Mamelodi Sundowns legend Surprise Moriri has acquitted himself well as a coach at the club.
This is according to reserve team head coach David Notoane, who has been assisted by Moriri.
Moriri, a man who won three league titles during his 12-year spell as a player at Sundowns, called time on his playing career after spending almost a season with Highlands Park in 2016/17. He always had a dream of becoming a coach and started doing his coaching badges before he even announced his retirement.
He has been working with Notoane and Shawn Bishop in Sundowns’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge team, and there’s a lot more that’s still going to come from him, according to the man in charge of the technical team.
“He brings in the experience of understanding the Mamelodi Sundowns demands, having come from the first team. He has completed his licenses and he is still learning the ropes, but he has acquitted himself very well,” Notoane tells KickOff.com.
“He is very professional, organised and is always willing to learn. He is humble and he has the right attitude to cut it in this business. We worked well as a team, together with Shawn Bishop. We’ve had times where his views were different to mine and I have been willing to listen. So far I have been happy with his contribution.”
Notoane says Moriri interacts well with the players.
“Very fantastic. He is a people’s person and that helps in itself, being approachable as a coach. That’s good, especially when you work with youngsters because they can approach you at any time.”