Tlale undecided about this future


Tlale (40) was part of the technical team that tried to save a sinking WP United ship midway through the season after they were reportedly bought by Dumisani Ndlovu.

“For now, I haven’t thought about anything even though the team has been relegated. I will go into discussions with the relevant authorities first to see what the future holds for me when we return back to Johannesburg on Sunday.

“I think the reason why we failed to save the team was because we arrived here too late, when the damage had already been done,” says Tlale.

Since arriving in Cape Town, Tlale has worked with head coach Sonas Malope and his assistant Douglas Sibiya.

Meanwhile, the retired goalkeeper says that the current generation of goalkeepers should be proving their class because of the specialised training that they are receiving.

“When I played, we didn’t have goalkeeper coaches but now the keepers have the advantage of getting specialised training. The current keepers are groomed and taught all the basics from an early age, while with us it was merely natural talent and the courage to fight.

“Current keepers like Senzo Meyiwa and Itumeleng Khune are technically superior, especially when compared to us when we were their ages.”

Tlale, a three-time league winner with Mamelodi Sundowns, also won a league championship medal at Orlando Pirates. He also played for Manning Rangers, Qwaqwa Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic in long, illustrious career.

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