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RESA’s Thulani Mthimkulu attends CAF A Licence coaching course

By Siya Pongco , in Football | News , at 2023-11-16

Remember Elite Sports Academy’s (RESA) Technical Director Thulani Mthimkulu is among a group of elite coaches currently attending a prestigious CAF A Licence coaching course.

Joining Mthimkhulu at the South African Football Association‘s (SAFA) Nasrec headquarters are some of the country’s most experienced and best-known Premier Soccer League coaches, including Gavin Hunt of SuperSport United FC, Steve Barker of Stellenbosch FC, and Eric Tinkler, Cape Town City‘s head coach.

Well-travelled former Bafana Bafana midfielder Godfrey Sapula is also among the invitees.

It has been a long time since SAFA hosted a course of this nature, and only 25 coaches were invited for this one. The course is divided into four phases, the first of which is already underway and runs until 20 November. Its full duration, however, is eight months.

Mthimkulu’s presence will add big value to the Vereeniging-based RESA, which has endured an interesting rollercoaster ride in its Gauteng Development League participation.

“In our first year of participation in the GDL, we finished 3rd in the B-stream, and in the second year we came out on top by 30 points,” Xolani Mathumbo, the Chairman of RESA, said earlier this year.

Historically, RESA has seen some of its players become professional footballers, both in South Africa and abroad. Mduduzi Mdantsane, for example, now plays for the Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs, while Calvin Kadi earned himself a spell with Portuguese club, Portimonense in 2010.

With Mthimkhulu’s participation in the elite coaching course, RESA Chairman Mathumbo will be encouraged and confident that his academy can continue to provide a strong platform for the development of footballers in the Vaal Triangle – Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Sasolburg – region.

CAF A Licence Course attendees

  1. Alliance Kubayi
  2. Alex Zondi
  3. Emanuel Nyathi
  4. Boebie Solomons
  5. Michael Manzini
  6. Moses Weah
  7. Dennis Makinka
  8. Eric Tinkler
  9. Gavin Hunt
  10. Godfrey Sapula
  11. Grant de Smidt
  12. Jabulani Mendu
  13. Kabelo Malapane
  14. Lunga Ngwane
  15. Marcus Mashilo
  16. Monde Hlatshwayo
  17. Nkosana Mabhena
  18. Pogiso Makhoye
  19. Johannes Masilo
  20. Steve Barker
  21. Tiro Van Rooyen
  22. Tlisane Motaung
  23. Thulani Mthimkulu
  24. Wesley Sergel
  25. Zane Ryklief

 

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