Ex-Kaizer Chiefs left-back David Obua has thrown his name in the PSL coaching equation after adding another feather on his cap.
ARMED WITH COACHING DIPLOMA
The Ugandan has celebrated the successful completion of his UEFA Diploma obtained from Northern Ireland FA in Belfast.
“I have completed my UEFA A Licence coaching diploma,” he said in an interview from his base in Uganda.
“It is great and I am glad, but I still have to continue understanding the game.”
The former flying wingback said the diploma empowers him for the rough and tumble of the dugout, as it is a notch below the UEFA Pro-Licence.
WHY OBUA WOULD WELCOME ANY PSL JOB
Obua is a Chiefs loyalist but for the sake of work, he said he is ready for any PSL job opening.
“I am open to the PSL. I am not attached to any team,” he said.
The paper, which the former AmaKhosi wingback has obtained, empowers one to drill professional players.
The coaching programme is delivered in two years and course content comprises practicals and theory.
LAUNCHING COACHING CAREER
The now 39-year-old launched his coaching career in Uganda in 2018 when he was roped in as Maroons FC’s assistant coach.
The former Cranes skipper eventually left Maroon last year for a stint with Ugandan Lango Province FC as head coach.
He is now not attached to any club hence available on the market.
HOW BAFANA BAFANA GAME OPENED OBUA’S DOOR TO MZANSI
Obua’s journey to Mzansi started in 2005 when he came to honour Uganda’s Cranes game against Bafana Bafana.
The Cranes lost the game 2-1 at FNB Stadium on March 26 2005, but Obua did enough to impress Chiefs scouts.
Afterall, Obua had scored the consolation for the Cranes in the World Cup qualifier.
Once he put pen to paper, the versatile left-back did not waste time announcing his arrival onto the PSL big stage.
He registered his first Soweto Derby goal on 29 October 2005 in his debut campaign in South Africa.
ADAPTING TO COACH ERNST MIDDENDORP’S METHODS
The Kampala-born footballer attributed his versatility to then Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp, who made him play in different positions including as a false striker.
Obua also played a key role for Chiefs as they won the Absa Cup, SAA Supa 8 Cup in 2006 and the Telkom Knockout Cup in 2008.
King David had a knack for scoring against Orlando Pirates.
The Ugandan left the Glamour Boys in 2008 to sign for Scottish outfit Hearts of Midlothain.