South Africa is so used to the talent that it has that it tends to neglect it. Those were the words of Golden Arrows head coach Steve Komphela as he was commenting on the confirmation of former SA U2o men’s national team coach Thabo Senong as new senior national team coach of Lesotho.

Senong has worked at SAFA for the past five years, taking Amajita to two FIFA U20 World Cups but his contract was not renewed at the end of June.

Komphela says as a country we are not good in preserving our polished talent.

Orlando Pirates caretaker coach Rhulani “Mourinho” Mokwena grew up with Senong in Soweto and they coached together at amateur level and he believes that he’s got what it takes to do well on the international stage with Likoena.

South Africa is only in its 27th year since returning to international sport following the collapse of the Apartheid government and boycotts.

Linking that with Senong’s appointment in the neighboring country, the former Bafana Bafana captain says the day we take sport seriously like education, that would be the day SA sport will change lives for the better.Report by Velile Mnyandu