Tovey says he knows what the job requires

2012-06-09 20:30

Many would have been surprised to see Neil Tovey’s name on the shortlist, but the Thanda Royal Zulu coach says he is ready for the challenge.

The former Bafana Bafana captain says it is an honour and privilege to be associated with the job.

He might not have coached at the highest level but “Mokoko” believes he has what it takes to lead Bafana.

One of his many achievements as a coach is winning the Absa Premiership title with Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2005/6 season.

Tovey has also led Thanda to the PSL play-offs after finishing third in the National First Division.

“As a coach you set yourself goals and it is a privilege for me to be on the list. I have been in the national team set-up before as a player and I know what it takes to succeed,” says Tovey.

He says leading the national team is a tough job as you are scrutinised by everybody, but he says it is part of coaching.

“I am ready and capable,” says Tovey.

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