Former Kaizer Chiefs player David ‘DVD’ Mathebula has revealed to FARPost that is he’s on the verge of launching his newly established football Academy.
The David Mathebula Soccer Academy will be based in Alberton, Gauteng for players between the ages of 11 and 18.
The Academy was due to be launched prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be opened as soon as the Government deem it safe.
“It is a new academy which aims to produce players for varsity teams, professional teams and the national team,” said the former Chiefs midfielder.
“For now I am the one running the academy and I will be the one guiding the coaches who will be part of the academy. We want to improve the game by training future footballers and creating better platforms for the young ones,” he emphasised.
The 36-year-old last played professionally for GladAfrica Championship side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila doubling up as assistant coach.
“I don’t really miss playing football, maybe it is because by the desire I have for coaching and helping young players to become stars for our country,” he said.
Mathebula has a SAFA D License Coaching Certificate and plans to study further post the Coronavirus.
He also played for Dynamos, Kaizer Chiefs, Mpumalanga Black Aces, Moroka Swallows and SuperSport United during his 16-year career with two caps for the national team.
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