Ex-Chiefs star reveals coaching ambitions

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Former Kaizer Chiefs star Reneilwe Letsholonyane has revealed the motivation behind his ambitions to become a coach.

Letsholonyane is one of a number of former professionals who have been taking part in a CAF B Coaching Course in Zambia in preparation for a future career on the sidelines.

Speaking to the FAZ TV team, the former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs star revealed that it was always his ambition to remain in the game after he officially hung up his boots last year.

"What I am hoping to achieve or gain from the course is to be better equipped and to have learned the information needed to coach current players so that they can be top athletes," he said.

"Football is my life. I've always said that I didn't get involved in football by accident. It didn't make sense for me to move away from football when I retired.

"It made sense that I would go straight into coaching and impart what I've learned over the past 15 years at the highest level and try and improve our football in the country, and continent.

"[This is] because whether we like it or not, the standard is slowly going down because football people are not involved in football."

The 40-year-old made more than 300 top-flight appearances during a glittering year in which he turned out for the likes of Jomo Cosmos, Chiefs, SuperSport United, Highlands Park and TS Galaxy.

He also won 56 caps for South Africa and was part of the squad that competed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup on home soil.

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