Steer­ing the Bucs’ ship

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by Ti­mothy Molobi they are not al­ways or­gan­ised and they lack the self-be­lief that they will be top play­ers. I am here to make a dif­fer­ence in their ca­reers, and I hope I will add value.”

He says he en­joyed work­ing with African play­ers in both Swe­den and Nor­way.

“African play­ers al­ways give you a smile, even when things are tough, and I en­joyed work­ing with them.”

He con­fesses that he does not know much about South Africa, ex­cept for what he has read, but wants to ex­pe­ri­ence more.

“I know the sit­u­a­tion and the his­tory of the coun­try. I have a few friends in Cape Town and have been here be­fore, but know­ing some­thing af­ter read­ing it and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing it are two dif­fer­ent things. Un­for­tu­nately, I have not had a chance to go out as I have been meet­ing peo­ple and try­ing to set­tle in since I ar­rived.”

The Swede is look­ing for­ward to two things this year: help­ing Pi­rates achieve their goal of fin­ish­ing in a re­spectable po­si­tion this sea­son, and be­com­ing a big daddy – a grand­fa­ther – later in the year.

Oh, and sun­shine when go­ing to the FNB Sta­dium for the first time dur­ing the Soweto Derby on Satur­day. He says he only saw the sta­dium be­fore it was com­pleted for the 2010 World Cup.

PHOTO: DUDU MATHEBULA

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