Helman Mkhalele, right, has been appointed as Bafana Bafana assistant coach
The South African Football Association has announced the second assistant coach who will form part of Hugo Broos’ technical team.
Former Bafana Bafana winger Helman Mkhalele has been brought in as the local assistant, joining Cedomir Janevski as the first assistant.
Mkhalele has previously worked with South Africa’s national under-20 team and will bring in valuable knowledge when it comes to introducing young players into the senior team.
The Bafana Bafana technical team, meanwhile, will get its first test after SAFA announced that the team will be playing a friendly international against Uganda next month. The match will be played on June 10.
Following the news that the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers have been postponed to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAFA have organised a friendly international against Uganda to ensure the team gets some much needed action to prepare for the qualifiers against Zimbabwe and Ghana in September.
Broos, however, may not be on the bench for the clash against the Cranes. The former Cameroon coach is due to travel back home to Belgium for his COVID-19 vaccination and he is unlikely to be back in time for the friendly international.