New Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has revealed that one of his assistant coaches will be Macedonian-born Cedomir Janevski‚ the current head coach of Olympiakos Nicosia in Cyprus.
Broos‚ being presented to the media at Safa House in Nasrec on Wednesday‚ said he is collaborating with the SA Football Association (Safa) technical committee to appoint an “important” South African assistant in the coming days.
Broos said Janevski (59)‚ a defender for Yugoslavia and Macedonia in the 1980s and 1990s‚ will arrive in SA soon after Olympiakos meet Anorthosis Famagusta in the Cypriot Cup final in Nicosia on Saturday.
Broos also revealed that‚ as he needs to have his second shot of his Covid-19 vaccine in Belgium on June 4‚ Janevski and the SA assistant will take charge of potentially two friendlies to be played in early June.
Helman Mkhalele is assistant coach to new Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos
The SA Football Association (Safa) has revealed Helman Mkhalele as the SA assistant coach to new Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos.
Mkhalele — the former Bafana star and 1996 Africa Cup of Nations winner as a winger who also played for Jomo Comos and Orlando Pirates — has been a SA under-20 coach.
He has also been the assistant coach to David Notoane for the SA under-23 team.
Safa announced the appointment in a one-line statement put out on the official Bafana Bafana Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
“Safa and Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos have appointed former Bafana Bafana winger Helman Mkhalele as the local assistant coach,” Safa tweeted.
Mkhalele, in a playing career spanning from 1990 to 2008, also played in Turkey for Kayserispor, Ankaragücü, Göztepe and Malatyaspor.
One of the most exciting wingers to play for SA, he earned 66 caps for Bafana.