Sawu, who set for Level Two and Three of the course at once, has now linked up with Eastern Cape Vodacom League side OR Tambo Cosmos, where he is serving as assistant to head coach and fellow homeboy Tauya ‘Flying Doctor’ Mrewa.
The two Zimbabwean-born strikers, who ironically were both born in October, 1971, played together at Bush Bucks.
“There was just no way that I would have continued playing forever,” says Sawu, who last played at City Pillars last year.
“So with all the experience and knowledge I gained from my extensive playing career, the next logical step for me to take was coaching. I am starting a new career. That is why I am empowering myself with coaching qualifications so that I add on to what I learnt from my playing days.
“In modern trends of the game you really need to equip yourself.
“I want to be involved in coaching and so I believe the coaching course I have done in the UK is a good starting off point. From now on I want to be climbing the coaching ladder and I am glad that I have already been given the platform to start off by assisting ‘Doctor’.
“The target ahead of the new season is simple, to win the league and then gain promotion back to the first division,” says Sawu.
Sawu has extensive playing experience having played in his homeland then Cyprus, China along with a lengthy successful spell in Switzerland before arriving in South Africa in January 2004.
OR Tambo Cosmos had several players in their squad last season with PSL experience Manelisi Gomoshe, Sibusiso Mazibuko, Shaun Haschick, Sibusiso Dabi and Mduduzi Mdladla, who all once played at Bush Bucks.