Football Soldier: A Coaching Developer


The Northern Cape Province has continuously provided classic football talent, from Suprise Ralani, Jimmy Tau and the Henyekane brother. Amongst the bright coaching developers in the province is, George ‘Coach Delux’ Morekisi.

FARPost Technical Study Group looks closer at who is this scholar of the game and what his work is all about.

a. ‘Coach Delux’

‘Coach Delux’ as he is commonly referred to in Galeshewe, Kimberley was born 44 years ago. He started his coaching career as normal development coach and founded Hope United Football Development Team for children aged between 10-19 years.

b. Hope United

Hope United is a community based football development team that was formed to develop and educate young players in the township. The team participate in the well-organized Sol Plaatjie Local Football Association, and accomodates youngsters from Under-12 to Under-19 and a have a talented crop of players playing in the Regional Third Division.

c. Scholar of the game

Morekisi is a talented young and inspirational coach, who is a student of the game. Over the couple of years he has made sure that he keeps abreast with the latest trends in game and that is reflected in his impressive resume which includes:

  • NQF Level 4 Sport Administration
  • SAFA Introductory Course
  • SAFA Level 1 Coaching Course
  • CAF A (waiting on my results)
  • KNVB Introductory
  • World Football Academy
  • Advanced Course in Periodisation
  • Basic Course in Periodisation
  • Basic Course in Football Rehabilitation & Periodisation
  • FIFA Grassroots Course
  • FIFA Futbol Forever
  • IPSO Online Football Scouting

d. Provincial scout

‘Coach Delux’ is the official provincial scout for Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club in the Northern Cape. His line of work includes, finding the right talent for the Brazilians, set the scouting footprint for the club and establish a vibrant and cordial network with educators, football administrators and youth coaches in his province.

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