- Former Bafana Bafana player Helman Mkhalele has been appointed the assistant coach of the national team
- Bafana Bafana made the announcement via their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon
- He played for Bafana Bafana during the historic 1996 Africa Cup of Nations which South Africa won
Helman Mkhalele has been appointed as the new assistant coach for Bafana Bafana. He will work beside the newly appointed head coach Hugo Broos.
Mkhalele has roots with the national team; he played for Bafana Bafana in the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations which South Africa won.
Bafana Bafana made the announcement via their official Twitter account.
"Bafana Bafana Assistant Coach Helman Mkhalele being introduced to Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Friday"
Mkhalele has had a long and successful career spanning 18 years; he played for Turkey for Kayserispor, Ankaragücü, Göztepe and Malatyaspor.
He was a popular and exciting player to watch when he played as a winger for the national team and earned 66 caps.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that athletes are notoriously competitive, it's part of the game. Bafana Bafana's new head coach, Hugo Broos, has told members of the media he definitely doesn't like losing, which resulted in some hilarious reactions from social media users.
Taking to Twitter, the team's official account @BafanaBafana quoted the coach as saying:
"I get disappointed and angry when I lose. I don't like losing, I am here to win. If everyone works a lot, there will be success. We need to work towards one goal."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Bafana Bafana midfielder Thulani Serero has bagged another league title with Abu Dhabi's side, Al Jazira, and the side was officially crowned on Tuesday night.
The skilful former Ajax Cape Town player helped his team secure their third overall Arabian Gulf League title. Al Jazira beat Khor Fakkan via a 3-1 scoreline to ensure they clinched the title on Tuesday night at home and Serero could not contain his excitement.
The 31-year-old Soweto-born player completed his switch to the United Arab Emirates outfit two years ago. Known as ‘Cream’ to his followers, Serero followed his former Ajax Amsterdam manager Marcel Keizer to the Gulf, which has seen an incredible change of fortunes for the club.
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