'Coach' Sibaya off to Germany

Cape Town - One of South Africa’s hardest men on the football field, Macbeth Sibaya, is heading to Germany to attend an international coaching course, organised by the German Football Federation.

According to the Prosport International website, a veteran of 58 International caps during his illustrious career, Sibaya played the majority of his club football overseas, having brief stints in Hungary and Norway before turning out for Russian side Rubin Kazan from 2003-2010, making 131 appearances during that time.

He called time on his playing career in 2013 after returning to South Africa to play for Moroka Swallows and it now seems that Sibaya is eyeing a coaching career, something which can only benefit local football.

Sibaya is excited to take the next level in his coaching career and is looking forward to the course in Germany for what he hopes will build on his knowledge of the game.

“I’m aiming to learn about new methods of coaching, training, game analysis, how to play the modern game as well as learning how to have a better relationship and understanding between a coach and a player.

Mike Makaab, CEO of Prosport International, the company who will be representing him in his coaching career, believes Sibaya has all the qualities of a top professional coach.

“We represented Macbeth during his playing career and he was a true professional then, I have no doubt that he will be a top football coach in South African football; I am looking forward to representing him as a coach. It’s fantastic to see our Bafana Bafana legends putting back into the game and getting their coaching qualifications, it can only be a good sign for the quality of our football.”

Sibaya is keen to start slowly and work his way up the coaching ranks. “I’m looking to be involved in development and reintroduce direct play using a proper use of speed, skills and pace without compromising our talent in South African football. I’d like to find an assistant coaching position first and work my way up to eventually becoming a head coach in the PSL.

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