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Helman Makhalele Appointed Bafana Bafana Assistant Coach

Former Bafana Bafana winger, Helman Makhalele has been appointed by the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) as second assistant coach of the senior national team.

Makhalele was named recommended by Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos due to his knowledge for the South African game.

The Orlando Pirates legend joins the technical bench that has also Macedonian tactician Cedomir Janevski who serves as first assistant coach.

Makhalele was part of the South Africa national team squad that has a triumphant outing at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.

“Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has appointed former national team winger Helman Mkhalele as his local Assistant Coach,” a Safa statement read.

“Broos said he was highly impressed by Mkhalele’s knowledge of the game and didn’t hesitate to appoint him as his number two.”

Mkhalele, who is fondly as “Midnight Express” by local soccer fans, has been serving as South Africa U-20 national team head coach.

The new Bafana Bafana technical team’s objective will be to secure qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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