A Belgian coach has confirmed his availability for a coaching role in the Premier Soccer League. Jean-Francois Losciuto – a familiar face in South Africa – has availed himself for a coaching role in Mzansi.
Losciuto previously had stints in Mzansi with Black Leopards and Richards Bay FC respectively, and is currently coaching in Egypt.
During his time in Mzansi, Losciuto led Lidoda Duvha to the promotional play-offs of the 2016/17 season in what was an impressive run for the Limpopo outfit, although they lost out to Baroka FC in the race for PSL promotion.
Losciuto currently works as former Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael’s assistant at Egyptian top-flight side El Geish.
“I am now with Luc Eymael in Egypt. After my experiences in South Africa, I went to coach in Togo (at Angers FC of Notse). But I didn’t have a contract with the club because I was waiting for another challenge elsewhere. On realising that the challenge I was looking for wasn’t coming, I went to join Luc Eymael in Egypt after he called me to come and assist him. It’s been seven months now that we have been working together here in Egypt,” said Losciuto.
“I started my professional coaching career in Africa with a Togolese team. I have also been in Rwanda with Rayon Sports – a big team there. I have also been with AS Yennenga in Burkina Faso. I have also been an assistant coach of the national team of Nigeria under Sunday Oliseh – a very big one. I was with the local national team of Nigeria when we played the CHAN tournament in Rwanda in 2016,” he told the Siya crew.
“After my South African experience I have seen a lot of improvement in my coaching and the way things are done. There has been much improvement in my analysis and my approach of the game and players. I am an assistant in Egypt for now, and I know that Luc Eymael and I work very well together, but when you know that you are a head coach it’s not easy. It’s not easy for me to be an assistant at club level. I would understand for a national team. I don’t have a problem with Luc Eymael because he is a big coach and he is clever. But if an opportunity for being head coach comes I will take it. I would love to go back to South Africa and coach there. That would be good for me and my family because they also love it there as South Africa is a very nice country, and also nice for me for working,” concluded the coach.
Losciuto holds UEFA A and UEFA B Licences, among other qualifications.