Bafana Legend David Nyathi Appointed by South African Football Association As New National Teams Chief Scout

Bafana Legend David Nyathi Appointed by South African Football Association As New National Teams Chief Scout

  • David Nyathi has been appointed by the South African Football Association as a new national teams chief scout
  • Bafana legend David Nyathi produced many of the country's top talent as part of the now-defunct Ajax Academy
  • As the head of SAFA’s national teams scouting department, David Nyathi will find talent for Bafana and Banyana

David Nyathi was a star performer for the national team back in the day and will have a hand in helping grow the stars of the future.

The Bafana legend was recently appointed by the South African Football Association (SAFA) as a new national teams chief scout.

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David Nyathi will put his vast experience to good use in helping develop the South African national teams after being appointed national teams chief scout. Image: @CapeTownSpursFC/ Matthew Ashton
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Nyathi helped produce some of the top players in the country at the Ajax Academy following his retirement from professional football, so is no stranger to it. Nyathi served as a youth coach at Ajax Cape Town and was also an assistant coach at the club for a period of time.

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Nyathi, now 53 years old, will be heading up SAFA’s national teams scouting department and will be assisted by another former player, Goal.com reported.

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Nyathi, and the yet-to-be-named assistant, will travel both nationally and internationally to source talent for future Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana selection, SABC Sport reported.

“They will be scouting all over the country, including internationally, and make sure players are coming to the technical centre where they will assess them, along with all the coaches, SAFA Technical Committee chairperson Jack Maluleka said.

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Current President Danny Jordaan, Vice President Ria Ledwaba and SAFA Tshwane regional Chairperson Solly Mohlabeng are all contesting the presidency.

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Source: Sports Brief News