Absa Premiership

Moeneeb Josephs reveals why he is loving life as a coach

2020-03-27 08:39
Moeneeb Josephs
Moeneeb Josephs (Gallo Images)

Moeneeb Josephs says he is thoroughly enjoying his new role as assistant coach to Ayanda Dlamini at AmaZulu.

The former Bafana Bafana number one is now 39-years-old and last played for Usuthu in August.

With Jozef Vukusic sacked at the start of the month and Dlamini promoted as a temporary measure, the ex-Ajax Cape Town, Wits and Orlando Pirates shot stopper was asked to help out.

Now after settling into the role, Josephs - who admits he never considered becoming a coach - says he will decide whether or not to continue as a player.

He told TimesLIVE on Thursday: "Can I tell you why I'm having so much fun?

"They put me on the sidelines. I wasn’t involved with the team. Whenever they played‚ or whenever they trained 11 versus 11‚ I was sitting on the outside.

"I was far away from the action and it was frustrating me.

"And then they told me: 'Moeneeb‚ you are the assistant coach now'.

"I was so excited. I haven't stopped running at training‚ I think I've never run as much in my whole career!"

He added: "I never thought I'd enjoy coaching. But as soon as I took a session and I could see the response from the players‚ I immediately loved it.

"I said to myself‚ 'this is what I want to do. Nothing else. I want to coach'."

Dlamini and Josephs oversaw a 1-0 win against Kaizer Chiefs in their sole game in charge and as a result may be handed a more permanent role at the club.

"Ayanda and I were only going to be interim coaches for the Chiefs game so the morning after the match I asked the bosses: 'Do I come with my gloves to training?'

"They said‚ 'no‚ no‚ you guys continue'‚ so I’ve put playing on the back burner for the moment."

- TEAMtalk media

 

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