Johannesburg – Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung has said that South African coaches need to work hard to improve their knowledge and pedigree, the way Bidvest Wits’ Gavin Hunt and Mamelodi Sundowns’ Pitso Mosimane have.
Motaung was responding to question sent into the Chiefs’website by supporters as part of the club’s 50th anniversary.
When asked why it was difficult for local coaches to succeed at Chiefs, he said “It’s not only at Kaizer Chiefs but all the teams in the league.
“It’s not really difficult but it’s about knowledge. Some of our local coaches need to work harder in terms of acquiring knowledge.
“We’ve seen the work coaches such as Pitso Mosimane and Gavin Hunt have done to improve themselves. We need more of that sort of commitment from all our local coaches.”
Mosimane responded in a Twitter post, saying he was much flattered by Motaung’s comment.
“I think I was 13/14 years old playing street football in Phefeni, Sentsho Street [where Chiefs’first clubhouse was situated]. I would always stop him to chat in his Ford Mustang.” Mosimane tweeted.
Mosimane and Hunt are two of four coaches – the others are Gordon Igesund and the late Ted Dumitru- to have won four league titles.