New Free State Stars head coach Serame Letsoaka admits he is delighted to return to the club where his football career started and intends to bring back the glory days to Ea Lla Koto.
Letsoaka arrives at Goble Park with a wealth of coaching experience after stints with the South Africa national team and Supersport United as an assistant to Gordon Igesund before his head coaching roles with Golden Arrows and Bloemfontein Celtic.
After being announced as Giovanni Solinas successor on Wednesday, the 53-year-old highlighted his ambitions for the club – while thanking Chairman Mike Mokoena for the chance to return to the club he captained during his playing days.
“I am excited to come back home, this is the club where I started my career as a professional player,” he said upon his unveiling.
“I have been gone since 1995 when I hung up my boots and I left the team in 1996 and 20 year later I am back and it’s very exciting because this is the only club I played for as a professional.
“Coming back home to plough back the knowledge that I have gathered whilst I was out there. It feels great to be given an opportunity by Bra Mike [Mike Mokoena] and his management to lead the team and I am up for the challenge.
“When comes to winning the silverware I am in fact the last captain to lift the trophy for a major silverware for the team, and it will be nice again to lift it again this time as a coach.
“Most importantly is to get the team away from the relegation zone and to get stability in the team and we build the team and make sure that we are the force we are use to be.”