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Mbulelo 'OJ' Mabizela records his first victory

In South African football it is largely known that not all the great PSL players go on to match their on field glories as coaches.

Over the years we have seen many of these professionals who made the jump to coaching who even bettered their trophy winning moments.

In the PSL era former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo "OJ" Mabizela is one of the lucky few footballers in South Africa who had an opportunity of lifting the league title. As of late the one time league winner with Orlando Pirates in the 2002/03 season has recently ventured into the coaching scenes with an aim of replicating his success as a player.

Almost a week ago the 41 year old retired footballer was officially unveiled as the Head Coach of Talitha Soccer Academy in Benoni after numerous attempts to get him on board. The club which completes at the Boksburg and Central Local Football Association has players of ages between 18 to 29 years including their senior team.

Over the weekend the former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain began his journey as the Head Coach of the Benoni based outfit in their league encounter against Samba Boys. During the match Mbulelo Mabizela's charges ran riots against their opponents and deservedly recorded a 4-2 victory against them giving the former former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain a perfect start as the head coach of Talitha Soccer Academy.

From a now viral video on Facebook and on YouTube the Chairman of the club Mr Kwezi Nyathi talks about the process they had to go through to appoint Mbulelo Mabizela. According to the chairman the two parties were in contact for several months since from last year up until the former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana captain decided to accept the offer as their visions were aligned.

Furthermore Mr Nyathi goes to share that Mbulelo Mabizela had many projects in his pipelines.

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