The Story behind the SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy

VISION

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 Hotspur Academy.

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

Under-17 Coach

Ricardo Katza:  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

Kaitano Tembo : 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 Hunt.

Webster Lechaba: Academy Scout

Godfrey Mosoetsa : The SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy Head of Recruitment

The Academy Kit-Managers: Matthew Themba

The Academy Medical Staff

Innocent Mchunu: Academy Physiotherapist

Ballossini Giancarlo: 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.

Dlala Matsatsantsa!