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Former Chiefs Player Links Up With Pitso

Former Kaizer Chiefs right-back Tlou Molekwane is one of the coaches who have linked up with Pitso Mosimane and work in the Pitso Mosimane Soccer Schools.

Molekwane, 34, came through Chiefs youth ranks and made his senior debut in 2009. However, after limited game-time in three years in the senior team, he moved to Bidvest Wits.

He also played for Polokwane City and Bloemfontein Celtic but had to hang up his boots aged 30 due to injuries.

On Saturday, Molekwane was among the coaches in attendance during the official launch of the PMSS after he was identified by former Banyana Banyana Coach, SAFA, CAF, and FIFA accredited instructor, Augustine Makalakalane, who is the head of the PMSS coaching programme.

“As PMSS coaches, we know exactly what is expected of us. We are up for the challenge and understand how the programme will produce the players of tomorrow,” said Molekwane.

“We always ensure that we create a very safe environment for the children and a very good learning experience.

“We always implement the fun element to the training sessions because the more the children have fun, the more they learn.”

Mosimane also explained how coaches for the PMSS programme are selected, revealing there is a strong link with the South African Football Association (SAFA).

“We get the coaches from SAFA, from the CAF D license course, SAFA develop those coaches, but when they come to us they go into my other programme of now specialising in the PMSS philosophy,” he said during the launch.

“So we’re aligned with SAFA. This is not something that is on the other side, we’re enhancing the programme.

“What we did, we said need for example 20 coaches and you have to have 1, 2, 3 and 4 – those principles we spoke about. Once you have that you’re coming into the fold.

“And then in the area that you’re working in, we can’t get someone from Pretoria and then work in Gauteng South, it’s not possible. Then we identify the programme where you can be.

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“Then we check you, we have our own coach education programme, where they all sit down there and they are being assessed by coach Augustine Makalakalane – who is good, who is ready, who needs what and who understands the principles and philosophy of football development programmes and then we select.”

Molekwane (third from left, second row) among other PMSS coaches during Saturday’s launch.

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