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Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Mokete Tsotetsi hoping to coach in CAF tournaments one day

Posted: 16 June 2018 Time: 14:00

Former Jomo Cosmos and Kaizer Chiefs defender Mokete Tsotetsi is hoping he can one day coach in a tournament as big as the CAF Champions League. 

Tsotetsi, who has a SAFA D Licence, won promotion from the ABC Motsepe League to the National First Division with Gauteng-based club Maccabi FC in only his first season with the side.

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It’s the first big achievement in his coaching career and he has hopes that it won’t end there, as he looks to one day get an opportunity in the PSL. 

“There’s a lot that I want to achieve in football. I want to see myself winning leagues, winning cups and even playing in CAF. That would be great for me as a coach. Whatever is out there I want to see myself achieving it,” Tsotetsi tells KickOff.com.

“Obviously I know it will be difficult in the NFD. It’s a professional league and things are different and more challenging. As a young coach I am willing to learn and the experience I got in the ABC Motsepe League will give me the motivation to face the NFD. I have a SAFA D Licence and I want to do more coaching courses in future.” 

Tsotetsi did not see himself going into coaching, but when he was clubless, he got an opportunity in the Vaal.

“I have been coaching for about four years. You know to be honest I never thought I would be a coach one day. My passion started when I was in the SAB League when I was coaching the young ones,” he says. 

“I was coaching in the SAB League in the Vaal. The team is called The Birds. And then I moved to Roses in the Motsepe League and I was a player-assistant coach there. I was gradually learning to be a coach. Then I went to EC Bees and then I came to Maccabi.”

Tsotetsi will have a big challenge in the First Division.

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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