VFC’s new assistant coach, Mr Khuliso Rashamuse. Photo supplied.

New assistant coach appointed for VFC


In their quest to solidify the team’s technical department, Venda Football Club (VFC) has appointed Mr Khuliso Rashamuse as the new assistant coach. The 36-year-old mentor joined the team’s co-coaches, Mr Duncan Lechesa and Johnny Ferreira, for the first time at the team’s training camp on Monday morning.

During an interview with him shortly after the team’s training session on Tuesday, Rashamuse was quick to mention that he was impressed by the talent he had seen in the camp. He said that VFC did not deserve to be where they were on the log standings, considering the fact that they had assembled such a capable squad.

Rashamuse said that for him to understand why the team had been battling to win their games with the quality players and the best coaches in their showroom was difficult. He reiterated that he rated Lechesa and Ferreira among the best coaches in the country.

When asked why he had agreed to take the job offer from VFC while the team was fighting for survival, Rashamuse said that VFC might have been battling to win their games at the moment, but the team’s future looked bright. He was confident that the team’s fortunes would soon change and that VFC would partake in the promotional playoffs at the end of the current soccer season.

The chairman of VFC, Mr Itani Munzhelele, said that they needed to reinforce the team’s technical department as well after they had beefed up the squad with some experienced players during the January transfer window period.

Rashamuse’s football career started at the Meridian Sport Academy in the late nineties. He played for the national U/12 and U/14 teams between 2001 and 2004. His journey as a soccer player came to an abrupt end when he suffered a serious injury while he was playing for the ABC Motsepe League side, Dondol Stars FC, in 2017. His retirement from playing marked the starting point of his coaching career in 2018. He obtained his CAF D coaching license in 2018. Some of the teams he has coached over the past years include Pretoria Callies, Mikhado FC, and Casric Bucks.


Sport - Date: 01 March 2024

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