While Tshakhuma coach David Mathebula feels that the standard of football in South Africa has dropped over the years, he feels it is not about player talent, but rather about coaching.
‘DVD’ was speaking to Lethabo Kganyago in Edition 10 of iDiski Times, where he discussed a number of topics including TTM’s improved form in recent weeks.
When asked about the standard of football, Mathebula said that he feels it has dropped a bit over the years in general.
But the former Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United midfielder does not think it has to do with the talent, but rather how it is utilised.
” For me, no. For me the game has not, I think the standard has dropped a little bit and it’s not because the players are bad,” Mathebula told iDiski Times.
“I think as coaches we need to take the game to another level; talented players are everywhere, but we need better coaches to improve those talented players, to come up with better tactics and systems that will allow players to show off what they have individually.”
“Like now, if I ask you to give me three right-backs it might be difficult for you, but back then you would have been able to, or even if I ask about strikers and wingers.”
“Back then you could mention a few players in those positions. I think as coaches we need to do better than how we are doing now.”
Read the full interview with Mathebula in Edition 10 of iDiski Times