Brian Baloyi, the former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, has landed one of the best jobs of his post-playing career. With almost 100 PSL games, three league titles, and 24 Bafana Bafana caps under his belt, the goalkeeper known as 'SpiderMan' will join Spanish club Espanyol.
A FORMER KAIZER GOALKEEPER LANDS THE TOP JOB
Baloyi has been named Head of Goalkeeper Coaching for Espanyol's talent satellite in Mzansi, according to the report.
"Baloyi has confirmed that he will join Espanyol as the chief goalie coach of a satellite academy in South Africa.to find local talent," the study continued.
The former Alexandra goalkeeper went on to say that being a member of a goalkeeping academy has long been a dream of his.
"I've always wanted to build a goalkeeping academy – we had ideas with [former Chiefs goalkeeper coach] Rainer Dinkelacker even before I moved to Sundowns," Baloyi added.
"The objective was to establish a goalie academy in South Africa one day." We had discussions with him, Itu [Khune], and Thela Ngobeni even when I had just transferred [from Chiefs] to Sundowns, and we wanted to start something." It wasn't the appropriate time at the time, and now I've just joined Espanyol – the academy, which we're starting I've recently joined them as the head goalie coach in South Africa."
The former Bafana Bafana number has confirmed that the Espanyol project in Sandton, Johannesburg, will begin in less than a month.
"We have goalkeeper tryouts in the next two weeks, and the academy has trials at St Stithians [College] in Sandton," the Kaizer Chiefs veteran added.
"However, we plan to begin a completely functional training in mid-June, and we want to be up and running by the end of June."
"We have a goalkeeping dilemma, a challenge, and I believe we've had an over-reliance on Itu for many years, and it's come back to bite us," he continued.
"Most of the people who were there He added, "There are a number of elements I could point out that are contributing to this problem," including his age and the fact that he was always understudy to him.
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