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Mafoso takes on Sundawana challenge



Moorosi Tsiane

NEWLY-APPOINTED Sundawana assistant coach, Bob Mafoso, says he is up to the challenge of mentoring the ambitious Butha-Buthe outfit.

Mafoso was appointed to the Sundawana technical department this past week and will hold the fort as acting head coach in the absence of Lehlohonolo Freese Ntene who is off duty on health grounds.

The former Likila United mentor said he was well aware that the head coach position belonged to Ntene, and that he was occupying it on a temporary basis.

“Let’s not get it twisted; I am here as the assistant coach to Ntate Freese, although I will be in charge for this period while he is still on leave due,” he said.

Mafoso, who led last season’s rookies Likila United to sixth spot on the 14-team league table, said his new post would help him develop professionally.

“It is never easy to play in the premier league, but I believe this position will help me to advance in my coaching career,” he said.

In their two opening matches of the season, Sundawana has only managed to collect a single point from their encounter with LCS last Saturday, while also losing 3-0 to Lioli in their first match a fortnight ago. However, according to Mafoso those lackluster results were now water under the bridge as they were focusing on their next match.

“I talked with my head coach and identified areas that we need to work on improving before our next match against Matlama,” he said.

“The boys’ concentration levels have been poor because, if you remember, they conceded in the second half against Lioli. We also need to work on our finishing.

“We had a goalless draw against Likuena on Wednesday as part of their preparations for their match against Algeria, and I was very impressed with how we played. We just need to work on our finishing.”

Contacted to comment on Mafoso’s arrival, Sundawana general manager Mapena Tloaelo said they were reinforcing their team in all departments since they were gunning for silverware this season.

“We have boosted our team with quality players, and so far, we are satisfied. However, our biggest challenge was that our head coach Freese is ill and unable to be with the team at all times,” Tloaelo said.

“So, he suggested that we bring in Mafoso to work with the boys for the four months he will be on leave. Mohapi “London” Ntobo will also be working as the third assistant coach to Freese.”

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