- Chippa United coach Rulani Mokwena is loving the use of technology during the nationwide lockdown
- Mokwena says its heartening to see how even the old school coaches have warmed up to using social media and other forms of tech
- The former Orlando Pirates coach has always relied on this to stay abreast of new and current trends
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The nationwide lockdown has forced South Africans to adapt to a new way of working and Premier Soccer League coaches are no exception.
Since the inception of the lockdown, players and coaches have used computer applications such as Whatsapp, Zoom, Twitter and Instagram to coordinate training programs and maintain a level of camaraderie.
Even older coaches who heavily rely on traditional methods have been forced to adopt this new approach and Chippa United coach Rulani Mokwena is loving it.
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Mokwena said, “It’s refreshing and good to see even coaches who are considered to be old school embracing technology. And hopefully we will see more of this."
SowetanLIVE reported that Mokwena has always relied on technology to give him the edge, even though it was initially frowned upon in Mzansi.
Mokwena explained: “I remember when at Mamelodi Sundowns I was cautioned by the referee for having an IPad on the bench. And at that time it wasn’t allowed."
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Mokwena added that around the same time, he recalled seeing former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho being allowed to use his Ipad during a La Liga fixture.
The former Orlando Pirates coach already sees many positives in the greater use of technology due to the lockdown.
He added, “It’s only for the good of not just our society‚ but South African football also.”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mokwena served as the interim head coach at the Buccaneers and was eventually relieved of his duties.
Mokwena explained how he was discriminated against and feels that black people are setting up black coaches for failure.
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