Newly appointed Bloemfontein Celtic coach Serame Letsoaka has spoken of his joy on ‘returning home’ as he gets set for a second spell at the club.
The former Bafana-Bafana assistant coach was officially unveiled as the new Phunya Sele Sele coach on Monday, and is looking forward to working in his home province once more, having worked at Celtic 15 years ago.
“The first thing that came into mind when I confirmed my availability was ‘returning home’, where my coaching career as an assistant to the late Styles Phumo was launched,” he said.
“I had goose bumps – memories of the beautiful culture of Siwelele resonated and I immediately took the decision to make a presentation to management.”
Letsoaka says he has been impressed with the facilities and the quality of squad he will have at his disposal.
“I must concede, I was overwhelmed when I realised the amount invested made by the team, from the training facilities to the playing staff.
“Even though I am not pressured with a specific mandate but I personally feel everything stipulated in the team’s plans (two win a trophy and aim for a podium finish) is achievable.
“We probably have one of the best squads, my [aim] together with the rest of the technical team will be to, firstly instil my philosophy, and secondly, the tactical discipline that will win us games.
“It is absolutely imperative to reward supporters with style of play that will make them entertained whilst gaining results,” he added.
It was also confirmed that Duncan Lechesa will be the assistant coach, while Lehlohonolo Seema will continue with his role as the Head of Youth Development.