March 12 2018 – NEWLY appointed Zimbabwean SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo, says he was inspired by Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane to go into coaching during his playing days.
Tembo was recently appointed to the helm at the Pretoria-based side following the departure of Eric Tinkler.
But he is no stranger to the hot seat having previously occupied it before Tinkler took over.
“I have always been passionate about coaching. But Pitso Mosimane ignited the spark towards the last years of my career as a player,” Tembo told The Star, a South African newspaper.
“He would be in Rustenburg, watching a match there and he’d call me and ask ‘can you please record such and such match for me? I want to look at this and that when I come back’.
“He would then quiz me on the aspects of the game to ensure I didn’t just record it, but also watched it and analysed it.
“He made me see football in a different light. That grew into a habit, him asking me to record games and us talking about it afterwards.He would tell me to watch (2006 Fifa World Player of the Year) Fabio Cannavaro to see how I should play and position myself as a centreback,” he explained. – Soccer 24