Reneilwe Letsholonyane: Former Kaizer Chiefs Midfielder Joins South Africa U20s Coaching Staff

Reneilwe Letsholonyane: Former Kaizer Chiefs Midfielder Joins South Africa U20s Coaching Staff

Robert Abong'o
March 26, 2024 at 8:12 PM
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  • Reneilwe Letsholonyane has joined the South Africa U20s coaching staff
  • Yeye brings experience as an ex-professional player and coach to the setup
  • Karabo Mogudi and Donald Mojaki have also joined Mdaka's coaching staff

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, has officially assumed his new role as part of Raymond Mdaka's technical staff for the South Africa U20 national team.

'Yeye', as he is affectionately known, joins a seasoned coaching lineup at the South African Football Association (SAFA) Technical Centre as Amajita gear up for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers scheduled for September.

Raymond Mdaka, head of the technical team, expressed his confidence in Letsholonyane’s contribution, highlighting his wealth of experience as a former professional player and a World Cup participant.

Former Bafana Bafana star, Reneilwe Letsholonyane. Photo: Eric Verhoeven.
Former South Africa midfielder, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, will join the South Africa U20s coaching staff. Photo: Eric Verhoeven.
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“Yeye is not just a former professional player, he’s gone through the course, he’s a qualified coach, so he brings experience and he assists a lot in the technical team," he explained, as reported by iDiski Times.

The former Bafana star, however, is not the sole addition to Mdaka’s coaching roster. Donald Mojaki, currently mentoring at Sol Plaatje University, and Karabo Mogudi, renowned for his achievements with the University of Johannesburg’s Varsity Cup squad, alongside ABC Motsepe league coach, have also been enlisted.

Letsholonyane, having recently parted ways with AmaZulu in January, shared his sentiments through a goodbye letter to the club, expressing gratitude for the experience gained during his tenure. His journey with Usuthu began last season when he was appointed to mentor the under-17 side as part of the club's Vision 2032 initiative.

“CHAPTER 16/17 of my Book/Movie. A year of experience gained, a lot of lessons were learned, new skills were learned, and things to do and not to do were also part of the lesson. Coaches/Colleagues, thank you ne, till the day we meet again,” he said, as quoted on Far Post.

Letsholonyane completes CAF coaching course

Sports Brief reported that Letsholonyane attained his CAF A Coaching Licence.

The 41-year-old shared the arduous three-year journey to achieve this coaching milestone.

He completed his CAF Licence in South Africa in 2021, continued his studies with a CAF C Licence in Zambia in 2022, and culminated his coaching education with the CAF A Licence in Botswana in 2023.

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