Register Login Scores

Thobejane Explains Transition From Teaching To Coaching

Baroka FC head coach Kgoloko Thobejane has explained why he quit teaching for a job in football coaching.

Read: Chiefs' Tower Yet To Pen A New Deal

Following his success in leading Bakgaga from the National First Division to the PSL last season, Thobejane has stated that he is aiming to win the Absa Premiership title and other trophies with the Limpopo outfit this season.

The outspoken coach has revealed that he discussed the decision to quit the classroom for the soccer pitch with his family before it became a reality.

"When I made the decision, I had to speak to my wife, my brothers and my mother. They all knew that this was the work that I love and football is in my blood. This is my passion. Even at school (when teaching), the young boys knew this," Thobejane said.

The 46-year-old coach also believes he has a good understanding of the beautiful game, having played in the amateur ranks.

Read: Al Ahly Close To Landing Pirates Star

"Yes, I did play football. I played football from a very young age. Even today, every Sunday I still play football," the coach added.

"I was a midfielder, attacking midfielder and striker, then at some point I played centre back… those were my positions. I used to dribble a lot and score.

"I would play while also looking after my grandmothers' goats, sheep and donkeys. (Thinks for a while) I would leave the animals and go play football, and at night I would be in trouble.

"Opportunities to play professionally were far away from us in our location; all we had was school and looking after livestock."


Shongwe: Khune's Form Rubs Off On Others


Top 5

Pitso Admits Castro/Billiat Chiefs Dominance

80 Oct 14, 2019 12:11 PM in Shell Helix Ultra Cup

Reports: Messi Could Be Banned From Playing Against English Clubs

40 Oct 07, 2019 02:35 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs Star’s ‘Rightful Position’ Named

24 Oct 14, 2019 12:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Highest Attended Football Games In History

10 Sep 29, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

‘It has Been Very Difficult For Keagan Dolly’

6 Oct 14, 2019 09:15 AM in Bafana

3 Goals For Castro, 3 Assists For Billiat As Chiefs Punish Downs

418 Oct 12, 2019 05:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

New Downs Logo Revealed?

25 Oct 10, 2019 10:52 AM in Footballers & Chill

Kekana Reveals How VW Broke His Heart

9 Oct 14, 2019 02:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Starting XI: Chiefs v Sundowns

111 Oct 12, 2019 03:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Doc Reveals Mega Chiefs Salary At 16!

70 Oct 10, 2019 05:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pitso Gives Devastating Manyisa Update

31 Oct 14, 2019 11:58 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Pirates’ Shonga Impresses For Zambia

10 Oct 14, 2019 11:45 AM in PSL

FIFA Announce 2019 World Team Of The Year, Salah & Mane Snubbed

76 Sep 23, 2019 09:47 PM in Ballon d’Or

‘They Would Love To Win A Cup…’

2 Oct 14, 2019 09:54 AM in Telkom Knockout