Former Swallows FC captain Lefa Tsutsulupa has revealed why he is not coaching or in football anymore after what was an exceptional football career.
Many believe that most footballers, once retired are determined to continue their footballing career in one way or another, with most opting for a career in the coaching. However, Tsutsulupa, who hung up his boots in 2015 has a different perspective
Tsutsulupa believes that having been a footballer does not grant anyone the right to become a coach. That is the main reason that he has put his energies into a career other than that of a football coach.
“It’s not that I do not see myself as being a coach, but coaching is not my number one choice,” Tsutsulupa told Thisisfootball.Africa.
“I think there is this conception that all footballers want to be coaches after their playing career, or maybe it was portrayed that as a footballer – the only thing that you know is football. Therefore, you can only be a coach, that’s entirely wrong.
“When it comes to coaching, I’m uncertain whether I want to do it or not. But the bottom line is it’s an interesting space and I think if one is passionate about it, one can make a good career out of it.
Nonetheless, when asked if he will in future look at coaching as a career, the former Bafana Bafana midfielder was unsure. However, he did add that he will look to get his coaching badges at some stage!
“It’s a yes and no. I’m currently in the corporate space, still in football, but in the background. I’m happy where I am,” Tsutsulupa said.
“But for me to understand how certain things operate, I think at a certain point in my life I will have to do some coaching courses.
“Whether that will lead into me being a coach in the future, I don’t know. But yes, eventually it’s something that I will look at.”