The KZN Football Academy has announced that they have secured the services of former Bafana Bafana midfielder Macbeth Sibaya as the Academy U-19 head coach.
The Academy is the Provincial Football Academy for the South African Football Association (Safa) in KwaZulu-Natal.
Sibaya was part of the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup squads and made 62 appearances for the South African national football team.
The Durban-born midfielder made a name for himself in Europe, in countries such as Hungary, Norway and Russia where he played for Kerületi, Rosenborg and Rubin Kazan.
KZN Football Academy is proud to announce and welcome Macbeth Sibaya as the KZN Football Academy u19 head coach, a stalwart for the national team, was part of the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup squads and featured an impressive 62 times for Bafana Bafana. pic.twitter.com/hoUue9NH16
— KZN Academy (@kznacademy) February 6, 2021
The 43-year-old’s European journey was with success as he managed to lift the Norwegian Premier League title, the Russian Premier League in 2008 and 2009, as well as the Russian Super Cup in 2010. He was crowned the best player in his debut season for Rubin Kazan.
Sibaya returned back to South Africa in the 2011/12 season to join Moroka Swallows.
In the 2015/16 season, he was appointed as the head coach of SuperSport United’s MDC side and then later resigned to concentrate on his coaching badges.
“KZN Football Academy is excited to give our players the opportunity to work with such an amazing individual whose football and life experience can only help point players in the right direction,” said the academy in a statement.
By FARPost Reporter