Niemach becomes scout


Niemach, often seen as a match analyst on Supersport, is working with Paul Matthews and Clive Barker at the three-week workshop.

“I have already been around the country selecting players for this workshop. When the workshop started a fortnight ago we had 99 boys who we have since trimmed down to 24 now through an intensive selection process. By Saturday we will be left with the final squad of 16 that will travel overseas,” Niemach says.

“We have managed to unearth some gems from the most remote of places in the country. I have also been putting into practice all the expertise that I picked up during my playing career.”

Having signed off his professional career with an Absa Cup hat-trick for Kaizer Chiefs against FC Sporting in March 2003, Niemach believes he now needs the platform to get his coaching career rolling.

“I was coached by the best coaches around and also got to play with exceptional players. I have a good understanding of the game and relate well to players, which puts me in a good position to coach,” adds Niemach, who also played in Vietnam and Indonesia.