SA coach: 'I don't apply for jobs, I get offers'


Khabo Zondo says he's never applied for a PSL coaching job but has received offers, and "out of respect for colleagues" he prefers not to name them.

Zondo was recently disappointed by the closure of the Nedbank Ke Yona Talent Search programme after the bank pulled their funding.

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But the former Ke Yona coach has had offers on the table and is not worried about going hungry.

"I'm always available to coach and I've been available," the former Golden Arrows mentor tells

"I'm 15 younger than the age Sir Alex Ferguson retired at, so I'm still young to stop coaching.

"I've never applied for coaching but I get offers and I can't tell you from which teams because I have to respect my colleagues. I'm not in a rush."

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Zondo is among the coaches who have contributed to the development of players and coaches from KwaZulu-Natal.

The 58-year-old shares his thoughts on why the likes of Arrows, AmaZulu and Maritzburg United struggle to succeed in the PSL.

"There are quite a few things you can spot about KwaZulu-Natal teams, firstly the sponsorship. It's not the same as other teams in Western Cape and Gauteng," he says.

"When I was at Golden Arrows we used to take players from the streets and transform them into professionals, then big teams take them."

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The former Royal Eagles coach says it is difficult to produce good results for teams that sell players almost every season.

"It's all about financial stability," he adds. "Even the best coaches struggle without proper financial injection into the team. They end up not affording to keep their strong players."