Speaking to Sedibeng Ster Sport during the Safa Sedibeng SAB League teams’ Nedbank elimination round and MCS Sedibeng Youth Development Tournament, Mazibuko said there is an urgent need for such a workshop. For the past three weeks Mazibuko has been attending the MCS Sedibeng Youth Development Tournament under way at the Shakespeare Stadium. He said some of the things that need to be addressed is how coaches behave as well as the language they use to communicate with the match officials.
Mazibuko was disappointed with the behaviour of some of the SAB League coaches and the way in which they reacted whenever the referee or assistant referees made a call against their teams. “I asked Mr Leboko to organise this workshop to educate the coaches on how to conduct themselves in the technical area. What I saw today was very disappointing- to hear a coach or officials hurl insults at match officials in front of players. I was also very disappointed with the performance standard of the SAB League teams. But I blame coaches because you can see these players are not coached properly,” said Mazibuko.
Meanwhile, the u/17 teams that qualified for the MCS Sedibeng Tournament quarterfinals are: Benfica FC, Mighty Stars, Sebokeng Academy, Nale Academy, Vaal Milano, Sebokong Ajax FC, YEA, Majakathata FC.