Mafu reveals Spurs’ secret ingredient

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

Witbank Spurs chairman Themba Mafu has revealed the secret behind the club’s impressive showing this season.


Mafu attributes the club’s great run in the National First Division to selecting the right people to manage the team from the bench and behind the scenes.

Siyavutha, who are four points behind league toppers Baroka FC, are in third place in the NFD log table with 45 point having played 23 games. They are tied on points with second-placed  Highlands Park.

“One of the decisions that I made was to pay more attention to this business – on the side-lines [coaching].

“In terms of recruiting our players, we have a different approach from the previous years,” Mafu told the PSL website.

“We also made it clear what we wanted from the players that we recruited – we went through a serious goal-setting exercise before anyone even kicked a ball for us, so that everyone knew where we wanted to go.

“We actually adopted what the corporate world does when they recruit people. We say, will they fit in the team? Or, he might be good, but he’s not going to fit in the team. These are the processes we went through, and it looks like it’s paying results at the moment.”

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