Serame Letsoaka denies Botswana links, says he is close to PSL return

The former Bafana Bafana assistant coach has been busy with Fifa coaching work, but admits that there has been interest in his services

Despite having been linked with a technical director role in Botswana with the country’s football association, Serame Letsoaka has denied any link.

The former Free State Stars coach spoke to Goal about his future, revealing that he is close to securing a deal with a Premier Soccer League club for the 2018/19 season.

Letsoaka parted ways with Ea Lla Koto last season and has been busy with Fifa coaching work in countries such as Malaysia, Zambia and Swaziland.

Media reports emerged last week that the former Bloemfontein Celtic and Golden Arrows coach attended an interview in Gaborone as he was earmarked to take over at the (Botswana Football Association) BFA.

However, the 54-year-old said he has been busy with Fifa coaching courses and could return to the touchline and coach a PSL side in the near future. 

The ex-South African Football Association’s (Safa) technical director and ex-SA junior national team coach insisted that there is nothing to talk about regarding the Botswana interest.

“Yeah, look there is no story, no story with the BFA thing, there is nothing to talk about like I am saying there’s no story on that,” Letsoaka told Goal.

“I have been busy with Fifa work….since I left coaching, I have been doing lot of FIFA work in many countries such as Qatar, Malaysia, Zambia - in many countries,” said the Senekal-born former player.

“I am doing work on coaching as we speak, but I can tell you that I got an offer from a PSL club but I refused because it was in the middle of the season,” he explained.

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“It was 10 games to wrap up the current season then and it was not possible for me to take the job as a coach,” revealed the coaching instructor.

“However, I have two offers now in front of me. We will see at the end of the season, but I can tell you something will definitely happen,” he continued.

“Talks are at an advanced stage – this is one PSL club and one in the NFD – no, no there is nothing in Botswana, there is no offer there,” concluded the coach.