The Story behind the SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy
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
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
Kwanele Kopo: His notable achievement is some of the players that participated in the 2009
FIFA under20 World Cup in Egypt representing South Africa after losing 2-1 to
Ghana in an all African affair last 16 stage clash. The players are Mokotjo
Kamohelo, Erasmus Kermit and Khwela Philani. He also worked as an assistant to
the first team a few seasons ago. He won the 2010 Bayhill Cup.
The Under-19 Coach
Academy Scout: Webster Lechaba
The Academy Kit-Managers: Matthew Themba:
The Academy Medical Staff
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
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.