Mkhalele announced as Bafana second assistant coach

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Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has named Helman Mkhalele as his second assistant coach.

Mkhalele joins the senior national team from Amajita, which is the South African U20 national team.

Broos announced the news during the Safa press briefing on Friday, May 21.

Mkhalele played for the South Africa national football team, earning 66 caps, scoring 8 goals in the process and was a part of the squad that travelled to France for the 1998 Fifa World Cup.

He was also part of the Bafana squad that lifted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations. He made his debut on 26 November 1994 against Ghana when he was 25 years old, and played his last international game on 5 May 2001 against Zimbabwe at the age of 31.

His international career lasted for 6 years and 160 days.

‘Midnight Express’, as he is popularly known, was one of the Orlando Pirates players that won the 1995 Caf Champions League.

The first assistant coach will be Cedomir Janevski as the new Bafana coach announced earlier this month.

South Africa will play Uganda in a friendly match on June 10 as part of their preparations for the upcoming Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ethiopia.

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By Mauwane Raophala

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