Cape Town - Cayl
Coetsee has been appointed as Academy Director of Mpumalanga Black Aces as they
look for a long term youth approach.
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According to the
clubs website, Aces have a ‘clear intention of focusing on youth development’
and Coetsee fits the position perfectly reveals Aces chairman Mario
interviewed a few candidates, including a few from the USA and Europe but always
felt we needed a local coach,” said Morfou
immediately impressed with Cayl’s forward thinking approach and we believe he
has the credentials to implement and run a programme that will ultimately
provide return on investment for the club.”
Coetsee boasts an
impressive CV as he was a first played as a right back and holding
midfielder for Arcadia Sheppards while attending the University of Pretoria. In
2003 he captained Tuks to the SA University Soccer National Championship which
helped him secure a move USA on a football scholarship at the Lindsey Wilson
College in Kentucy. He went on to win the USA National College Championship in
He then played in the USA first division for Atlanta
Silverbacks but that was cut short following a serious knee injury. He rejoined
Tuks in 2007 but his career ended earlier than expected due to injury problems.
Coetsee then moved
into coaching and Tuks offered him the mentorship of their under-19 squad where
he groomed players such as George Lebese, Andile Jali and current Aces
player Aubrey Ngoma.
to be back in professional youth football and am very impressed with the solid
foundation laid by my predecessors,” said Cayl. “Aces has the
potential platform to become a giant in local football development and I really
appreciate the opportunity afforded to myself from the Aces chairman."