U12 Performance Team

High Performance League ・ Since 2016

Young Bafana U12
BerndLennardBerndLennard

Tatenda Chineka

U11 Coach

Tatenda is the Head Coach of our youngest age group, the U11. Fittingly, his nickname is "Junior".

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Johnny Chamaille

U12 Coach

Johnny, our U12 Head Coach, is originally from France. During training he puts special emphasis on technique.

U14 Performance Team

High Performance League ・ Since 2016

Young Bafana U12
Graham KnottGraham Knott

Sikalele Ndlovu

U14 Coach

Skialele (nickname: Six) is responsible for coaching our U14 Performance team since 2021.

Graham KnottGraham Knott

Graham Knott

U14 Manager / Director Education and Nutrition

Graham Knott has been a soccer coach for 30 years. His caring nature and many years of experience make him an extremely valauble member of Young Bafana. Alongside his role as a Manager for the U14 Team, he is in charge of the education and the nutrition sector.

U16 Performance Team

High Performance League ・ Since 2015

Young Bafana U14 Performance
Veron PeterVeron Peter

Carlo Krieling

U16 Coach

Carlo Krieling now 29, has been coaching since the age of 18 and is a CAF A qualified coach. He recently returned from Zambia where he was the head coach of Panathinaikos, Zambia. Carlo is currently the U16 head coach and technical director of Young Bafana.

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Lio Madzinge

U16 ASSISTANT COACH / SOCIAL TEAM COACH

Coach Lio is supporting Young Bafana both as an assistant coach for our U16 and as Head Coach for our Social Teams and therefore plays a central role in our coaching team.

U18 Performance Team

High Performance League ・ Since 2016

Young Bafana U12
Graham KnottGraham Knott

Justin Noble

U18 Coach

In January 2022 Coach Justin took over our oldest age group, the U18. Before that he was coaching at Ubuntu Football Academy and Cape Umoya United.

YB Stars

Age groups: U7-U9 & U10-U14・YB Arena ・Since 2010・ More info: www.youngbafana.com/en/yb-stars/

Team Beaumont
Graham KnottGraham Knott

Lio Madzinge

SOCIAL TEAM COACH / U16 ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Lio is supporting Young Bafana both as an assistant coach for our U16 and as Head Coach for our Social Teams and therefore plays a central role in our coaching team.

Graham KnottGraham Knott

Ishmael Nketu

SOCIAL TEAM COACH

Ishmael is another central part of our Social Team coaching staff. As he not only attends every session but also takes over some administrative tasks.

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Siyanda Tyuthwana

SOCIAL TEAM COACH

Siyanda (short: Siya) is a former Young Bafana player. We are very happy that he is still part of our family, now as one of our Social Team coaches.