Our Teams

Meet the teams and coaches.


U12 Academy Team



Coach Aya is the U11 and U12 Head Coach at Young Bafana. He is not only a top coach, but a top player as well, and is a key figure in Young Bafana's ABC Motsepe team.
U14 Academy Team


Sikalele Ndovu

Sikalele (nickname: Six) is part of Young Bafana since 2021. First, he coached our U14, now he is responsible for our U16.
U16 Academy Team


Lio Madzinge

Coach Lio is Young Bafana's U14 Head Coach. He has been with Young Bafana for many years and is a true example of determination to all Young Bafana players.

Siyanda Tyuthwana

Coach Siyanda (short: Siya) is a former Young Bafana player and serves as the current U14 Assistant Coach.
U18 Academy Team


Darrion Kemp

Darrion took over as the U18 Head Coach in July 2023. His vision is to develop his players to compete in all the biggest tournaments and for his players to improve and then be able to take the next step to professional football.
YB Pro

YB Pro

Carlos Manuel

Coach Carlos, nicknamed the Black Mourinho, is the head coach of the YB ABC Motsepe Team. His focus is to develop the youth within his team whilst still competing in South Africa's 3rd division.
YB Girls

Girls Team

Tamara Ntsholo

Coach Mara is the head coach of Young Bafana's Girls team. She is open-minded, loves sports and strives to bring change in everything she touches.
U16 YB Stars

YB Stars

Arend Kahlau

Arend is the Head of the Stars Programme and also coaches the U16 Stars team. He prioritises relationship-building with his players in order to get the best out of them.
YB Stars

YB Stars


Ishmael is another central part of our YB Stars coaching staff. He not only attends every session, but also takes over some administrative tasks.​

Siyanda Tyuthwana

Our former Young Bafana player Siya is not just our YB Girls Team coach, but also one of our YB Stars coaches.​