Steenbok: Safa confirm interest in Kaizer Chiefs chief scout

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The Soweto giants look set to lose a member of their scouting division to the nation’s soccer governing physique

 Safa has confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs’ chief scout Walter Steenbok is among the three individuals who have been short-listed for the technical director place. 

Steenbok was linked with the job two months in the past as Safa look to discover a alternative for Neil Tovey, who served because the group’s everlasting technical director for 5 years earlier than he left in June 2020 after his contract expired.

Frans Mogashoa, who’s Safa’s head of coach schooling, has been serving as an appearing technical director since Kaizer Chiefs legend Tovey’s departure, however the nation’s soccer governing physique appears to be near discovering a brand new everlasting technical director. 

Safa chief govt officer Tebogo Motlanthe revealed that they’re simply ready for the technical committee to finalize issues earlier than they will announce Tovey’s alternative. 

“Walter got here to current to the [Safa] technical committee with the 2 others. The choice has not but been made‚” Motlanthe advised Sowetan.

“He is among the candidates. We’re simply ready for finalisation from the technical committee.” 

Mauritius Soccer Affiliation (MFA) technical director Zunaid Mall and a former Safa technical officer in Gauteng Joe de Oliviera have additionally been linked with Safa’s technical director job.

Motlanthe went on to state that degree 4 lockdown for Covid-19 has slowed the method of discovering a brand new technical director. 

“We met final time‚ after which Covid occurred and the President [Cyril Ramaphosa] spoke. However we’re pushing to have it finalised as quickly as potential‚” he concluded.

When contacted for a remark by the identical publication, Chiefs’ communications supervisor Vina Maphosa indicated that he was at nighttime concerning Steenbok’s potential appointment by Safa.

“I’ve not had any info on that‚” Maphosa stated with Amakhosi busy making ready for the 2020/21 Caf Champions League closing towards Egypt’s Al Ahly on Saturday.

Steenbok, who has additionally labored for Mamelodi Sundowns as a scout, is believed to have found former Chiefs star Information Musona in Zimbabwe. 

The skilled tactician coached Basotho Tigers within the Nationwide First Division and Benoni Premier United within the PSL.

He has a Masters Diploma in Sport Directorship from Manchester Metropolitan College. 

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