Usuthu DDC coach Reneilwe Letsholonyane bags second-highest coaching badge

Reneilwe Letsholonyane head coach of AmaZulu FC during the DStv Diski Challenge 2023/24 match between AmaZulu FC and Kaizer Chiefs on the 17 September 2023 at Chatsworth Stadium in Chatsworth © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu DStv Diski Challenge coach Reneilwe Letsholonyane has made a stellar achievement in terms of his coaching journey. “Yeye” has earned the second-highest level coaching badge, the CAF A licence.

Letsholonyane’s A licence, which he earned in Botswana, is the second most valuable licence after the CAF Pro licence. The former professional footballer took to social media to share the news and was beaming with pride as he made the announcement.

The 41-year-old described the challenging three-year path that led to this significant coaching accomplishment.

“And the year started with a bang,” Letsholonyane posted.

“Three years straight of self-empowerment, acquiring knowledge, travelling, sleepless nights and and and … shew: 2021, South Africa, C licence; 2022, Zambia, B licence; 2023, Botswana, A licence.”

Letsholonyane expressed his excitement despite the difficulties and hoped to encourage others to do the same.

In January 2023, he became a coach for AmaZulu’s U-17 team. In August of the same year, he was elevated to the reserve DStv Diski Challenge team.

With his most recent qualification, Letsholonyane is now qualified to coach in the DStv Premiership or the lower-division Motsepe Foundation Championship, should the need arise.

The former Bafana Bafana midfield player is passionate about emphasising the value of taking advantage of educational opportunities and says that a promising future is shaped by education.

Letsholonyane, a former football player and now a coach, emphasises the never-ending nature of learning and stresses the need for constant learning if football players are to improve their abilities.