Khanye targets Pitso Mosimane signing

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt and Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp have missed out on the list of coaches that new club chairman Junior Khanye would love to lead his team one day.

Khanye exclusively revealed the formation of his new team called Fak'imali Uzobona FC when we visited the former PSL star at home in Daveyton last Friday.

The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder is also planning to open a soccer academy in his home area eTwatwa before the end of this year in a bid to unearth more talent from within the community.

Khanye has expressed his long-term desire to bring a coach of Pitso Mosimane's calibre to lead his club as a technical director one day.

"I will add Pitso Mosimane to the list of the coaches, if given a chance I would like to work with him," Khanye tells KickOff.com.

"Numbers don't lie my brother. Pitso success in football, it's there for everyone to see. Just look what he has achieved at Sundowns. Before he came in the club was buying a lot of expensive players but with no results.

"The first season he saved the club from relegation. The second season he put the team in the top eight and the following season he won the league.

"Look at the number of youngsters – Makgalwa, Mkhuma and Mkhulise – that he helped and gave a platform at Sundowns. What I like most about Pitso is the style and culture of football that he played at Sundowns.

"Whether the club is losing or winning, you will never see Pitso changing his style of play. I will certainly bring Pitso Mosimane as a technical director."

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Farouk Khan, Cavin Johnson, Zipho Dlangalala and Dan Malesela are the only other coaches Khanye would consider hiring as coaches at his new club.

"Those are students of Ted Dumitru," he explains.

"I have learnt a lot from Farouk Khan. I trained under Zipho Dlangalala and Dan Malesela [during the assessment at Sundowns]. They have a similar philosophy and understand raw talent.

"If these coaches can be given a chance in South Africa, they can take Bafana Bafana to the World Cup final. As long as we can be patient with them, because in South Africa we don't have patience with our own coaches."

The former Amakhosi midfielder has already received a positive reaction from the community in Daveyton since the announcement of his new team.

"We no longer have a player from Daveyton that is in the starting line-up at Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns. There is a lot of talent in my area. Probably this area has been judged based on our past mistakes," reflects Khanye.

"I want to change that. I am also working on the psychological side with these youngsters because talent alone is not enough to succeed in football. I don't want them to repeat the same mistakes we made in football."

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