Miya focuses on developing players


Ethekwini Coastal FC coach Sikhumbuzo Miya has reiterated his eagerness to help his players reach their potential while playing in the lower division.

The team which is currently campaigning in the ABC Motsepe KwaZulu-Natal League boasts of younger players who require guidance, according to the coach.

Miya wants to take babysteps with his youthful team while maintaining their status in the league. “Our plan for this season is to stay in the league of course we have got young lads who were born 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 they are young boys and this is a learning curve for them.

We are trying to teach them, we are also showing them that they can take their future further if they keep the persistence of playing football”, emphasized Miya.

Ethekwini Coastal FC technical team, discussing tactics in training, from left to right; Linda Shezi, Sikhumbuzo Miya and Thamsanqa Nxumalo.

The coach told FARPost that he wants build a formidable and competitive team that can challenge for promotion in future. “We want to keep our squad together for next season then we’ll be ready to go for the kill.

“We also want to see the club in the GladAfrica Championship or even in the highest league of the country (Dstv Premiership),” said Miya.

He believes the players should focus on playing for Ethekwini Coastal FC and let their football take them places.

“For now the mentality in our players is to play, we want them to play and showcase their talent and whoever recognizes the talent will approach the club. We don’t want to put to their mindset that we want to sell them, we want them to be men, husbands and be real men of South Africa,” concluded Miya.

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By Wonga Sirayi 

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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