Falopa sets sights on PSL club

2004-06-13 22:15

Johannesburg - Brazilian Marcos Falopa, who resigned at the weekend as the South African Football Association's (Safa) technical director, is looking for a new job as a coach in the Premier Soccer League.

Falopa, who joined Safa in November 2002, said he had met with Safa officials and had parted on good terms: "I will be leaving at the end of June or early July for Brazil for a break, but I am hoping to continue working in South Africa, which I have grown to love. I believe I would be ideally suited to work with a PSL club. I am looking for offers from PSL clubs," said Falopa.

Falopa says he enjoyed working with Bafana Bafana in Tunisia during the African Nations Cup finals in January and February this year. He said his input was of assistance to caretaker Styles Phumo, who was forced to take charge of the squad at the last minute following a decision by Safa to fire national caoch Shakes Mashaba a day before the squad left for north Africa.

However, Bafana suffered a humiliating time in Tunisia. The squad returned home after failing to get past the first round.

Falopa reminded us that he is also a Confederation of African Football (Caf) and Fifa coach. He also worked for seven years as the technical director for the Confederation of North, Central American Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), before joining Safa.