The Story behind the SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur
The Supersport Tottenham Hotspur Academy’s vision is to develop young
South African talent to ultimately play in the Premier Soccer League
(PSL); South African Football Association’s (SAFA) development
structures and internationally.
The SSTHA houses the finest young talents from around the country.
Young players are accommodated on full board; lodging basis and all
educational and life skills is covered in full by SuperSport Tottenham
This provides a platform where we can have maximum control of their
inputs and with top class coaching we can achieve our vision.
The dedicated men behind the Academy
Ricardo Katza is one of the SuperSport United legends who captained the
club for a long time. He completed some coaching courses locally and in
Europe. He joined the SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Development Academy
after hanging up his boots.
The Under-19 Coach
Kaizer, as he is affectionately called in the football
fraternity, is one of the SuperSport United former captains. He is
currently working at the academy as the Under19. He returned to the
Laudium-based-academy this season (2013-14) after spending one season
(2012-13) with the first team as an assistant to former coach Gavin
Webster Lechaba: Academy Scout
The SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy Head of Recruitment
The Academy Kit-Managers: Matthew Themba
The Academy Medical Staff
Innocent Mchunu: Academy Physiotherapist
The Academy Manager
Dladla Muziwakhe: This lad grew up playing football in the dusty
streets of Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni. He has the under17 Gauteng
provincial colours after being spotted playing for Boksburg FC and
represented the South African tertiary institutions. He also played for
the Moroka Swallows under19 side in 2003. After completing grade12 at
the Graceland Education Centre in Germiston where he was a head-boy, he
went on to further his studies at the Thswane University of Technology
(TUT) doing the Sports Management course. Dladla also completed the
SAFA Introductory Coaching course under the guidance of Steve Coetzee
and Khabo Zondo.
The Transport and Logistics Department
Logistics Manager One
Nhlapo Sipho: All the academy boys like him; they call the
Katlehong-born-logistics manager “Jahman.” Nhlapo has different
exciting stories about all the academy boys dating back from 2004 in
Johannesburg upon joining them before relocating to Tshwane. He
travelled with them as far as Lesotho, provinces such as Free State,
Northwest, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
Logistics Manager Two
Motaung Elijah: They call him “Mlijo,” he always cracks jokes with
the boys and what they like most about the Balfour-born-manager is that
he likes playing loud music when they travel to and from the league and
Cup matches in the Gauteng province and the surrounding areas.