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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
10 Jul 2018
12:49 pm

Mokwena has space in the national team – Mumble

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

South African Football Association CEO Dennis Mumble says Orlando Pirates assistant Rhulani Mokwena has a future in the national setup.

Rhulani Mokwena, head coach of Chippa United (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Earlier this year, Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter invited Mokwena to be part of his technical team when the team was gearing up for the Four Nations tournament in Zambia, however, miscommunication between Bafana and Pirates saw the Bucs assistant not joining the Bafana camp.

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“Rhulani is an extremely talented coach and as far as I am concerned he has the future in the national team structures, whether it is in the junior national teams or in the senior team, he has a future. I see the future for him the same way I see a future for Quinton Fortune who is doing his A-License the same way we saw a future for Benni McCarthy who completed his UEFA-A license and came back into the country to coach,” said Mumble.

“These are the people we have to appreciate and we need to make space for them in the national team.”