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SAFA unveil 'Vision 2022'

2014-12-02 18:28
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Johannesburg - The South African Football Association (SAFA) will synchronise all mens national teams in an attempt to achieve their technical master Plan dubbed 'Vision 2022' by president Danny Jordaan. 
The goal of the plan is to have all SAFA national teams ranked in the top three in Africa and the top twenty in the world respectively over the next 10 years.

SAFA spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that both Bafana assistant coaches, Owen Da Gama and Thabo Senong, will be working together at the national U-23 team (Amaglug-glug).

Senong will also take over the reigns as head coach of the Amajita team and he will be assisted by the Amajimbos coach Molefi Ntseki.

Ntseki will continue with the reigns at the Amajimbos but Senong will join him as his assistant and Bafana’s head coach Shakes Mashaba will continue working with Da Gama and Senong at the senior national team.

"SAFA has planned to synchronise all men national teams. This is the U-17, U-20, U-23 and Bafana Bafana," Chimhavi told Sport24.

"The idea is to make all teams to play free and flowing football which will guide us to reach our goals for the SAFA’s technical master plan in 2022.

"This initiative will bring solidarity within all our national teams."

"All teams will be synchronised as follows.

"The U-17 head coach is Molefi Ntseki; at the U-17 team his assistant coach will be Thabo Senong who is currently assisting Shakes Mashaba at the senior team.

"Thabo Senong will take over as head coach of the U-20 team and he will be assisted by Molefi Ntseki this time.

"Owen Da Gama is the head coach of the U-23 team and he will be assisted by Thabo Senong.

"Then finally, Shakes Mashaba as the Bafana Bafana head coach will continue working with both Owen Da Gama and Thabo Senong as his assistant coaches.

"In this case, all the national teams will be working together as one as you know that from the U-17 you get promoted to the U-20 until you reach the senior level.

"This plan is to solidify all the SAFA teams and we believe that this link will bring good results and put us where we want to be as a country."

The Amajita, Amaglug-glug and Bafana will be involved in the CAF tournaments in the upcoming year.

Bafana will be taking part in the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea and Amajita will be participating in the African Youth Championship (AYC) in Senegal.

Amajimbos will also take part at the AYC in Niger.


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