Schoeman aims for return

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Schoeman went into a forced football sabbatical 18 months ago.

It was at modest Eastern Cape Vodacom League side Rainbow Stars in January last year that Schoeman was last involved in the game before going into the wilderness.

“I do miss the football vibe,” admits Schoeman from his hometown of Port Elizabeth.

“But the biggest disadvantage with this town is that there isn’t much professional football. It is only Bay United in the First Division and it’s over. But of late, I have had a few football people getting in touch with me which is encouraging as I am striving to get into mainstream coaching again.

“Preferably I will want to start off in development and move up. Working in the lower division will also suit me.

“I also want to be one of the young coaches being counted as among those bringing progress to the game. There is a whole lot that I gained when I was playing that will benefit the country,” says Schoeman.

“At the moment I am not involved in any serious football activity though I do help with coaching the team of youngsters from around where I stay.

“Otherwise, I am only handling some personal business interests around the area. But I genuinely want to get into a progressive and challenging environment because when I was at Rainbow Stars, there was money problems which led to their relegation,” he says.

Since being prematurely forced to hang up his boots at the of age 29 in 2005 due to a nagging knee injury while at Manning Rangers, Schoeman then had a spell as an assistant coach at Bay United.

Schoeman, who made his PSL debut the year the League was pioneered while at Michau Warriors. He has also played at Mamelodi Sundowns, Lyngby in Denmark and Bush Bucks.

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