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Yeye’s New Role Confirmed

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana midfielder Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane has started his new role and is one of the new faces in Raymond Mdaka‘s technical team for the SA U20s.

Amajita are currently in camp at the SAFA Technical Centre to prepare for the 2025 AFCON qualifiers in September 2024.

Mdaka has vast experience in his technical team, with Yeye – who parted ways with AmaZulu in January – being one of the coaches to prepare SA’s next generation.

“[He’s] very important, you see he’s an ex-professioinal player, he’s also been at the World Cup, so the experience he brings to the technical team is making a very, very big difference and we appreciate those kind of things,” Mdaka said when asked by iDiski Times about Letsholonyane’s new role.

“Fortunatley Yeye is not just a former professional player, he’s gone through the course, he’s a qualified coach, so he brings experience and he assists a lot in the technical team.”

But Yeye is not the only new face in Mdaka’s technical team, as Donald Mojaki, who is currently coaching Sol Plaatje University, Karabo Mogudi from the University of Johannesburg’s Varsity Cup and ABC Motsepe league coach, are also part of the setup.

Mogudi is one of the young and upcoming coaches in South Africa, making a name for himself at UJ where he won the Varsity Cup in 2021.

“Karabo comes in with a lot of experience with the youth,” Mdaka added.

“You see what he’s doing at UJ, we’re not only looking at the 2005s, we’ll also be looking at 2006 and 07 again, because these are the ones that would immediately follow.

“He has been with those kind of groups, so it’s a good difference for us in terms of the preparations and the greatness of the technical team.”

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.