Klate set to continue coaching career at SuperSport

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Six-time PSL title winner, Daine Klate
  • Post published:April 1, 2020

SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews has revealed that former attacker Daine Klate is set to return to the club to continue his coaching education.

The legendary winger retired a couple of years ago but wants to stay in the game and has turned to coaching.

Klate is currently busy with his Uefa A coaching license but has been without a club since leaving his role as the reserve team coach at Chippa United a few months ago.

Speaking to Far Post, Matthews said Klate will begin working in the club’s coaching structures once the PSL resumes after the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

‘Daine approached me to ask if he could serve out part of his practical [training] in terms of coaching qualifications at the club,’ Matthews said.

‘He is a former player of ours that we are exceptionally proud of, and he’s the most decorated player in South African football, the Ryan Giggs of South Africa as you know.

‘He’s a kid that started with us from the School of Excellence in the youth academy.

‘One of the first products to be promoted by Pitso [Mosimane] into the first team. He was a front-runner in that generation of Kermit Erasmus and Kamohelo Mokotjo and Thato Mokeke,’ Matthews continued.

‘Even though we didn’t have the best parting of ways in the end because when we brought him back from Pirates we expected him to stay with the club and he pulled a U-turn on me and went to Wits, but hats off to him, he went there and helped them to silverware.

‘He’s a fantastic ambassador to the game and somebody who will always be synonymous with SuperSport United football club.’