Steven Pienaar Reveals His Two Best Coaches In SA! The former Bafana Bafana player has played under many coaches in the national team throughout his international career from 2002 to 2012.
Pienaar recently opened up about the two coaches who he believes are capable of taking Bafana Bafana to the next level.
“We do have‚ actually‚ one of the best coaches that I’ve worked with at Bafana. Well organized – he knows what he wants. I think him and Pitso [Mosimane] are the two best coaches I’ve worked with at Bafana in terms of how they plan‚ how they see the game.
Pienaar said it’s however up to the people in charge to decide on investing in younger coaches.
“I think a lot of people are quick to judge and if you’re a young coach coming up – if you look at Benni [McCarthy‚ coach of Cape Town City]‚ people will say he’s not ready. How would you know if you don’t give him the opportunity?
The 36 year old added that the country needs to be patient with the coaches. “In South Africa as soon as you lose two games‚ they want you out,” he said.
“He’s [Baxter] giving a lot of young players an opportunity. So that’s a good start. That he’s willing to gamble on the young players. So I think we just have to be patient and hopefully the team‚ with all these young players‚ will gel and become like the class of ’96.”