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Tebogo Moloi turns to engineering after coaching sabbatical

Former Orlando Pirates assistant coach Tebogo Moloi has embarked on a new journey, applying his skills and dedication to the world of engineering after taking a sabbatical from coaching.

The outspoken mentor has been without a team in SA for quite some time now. He once had stints with Chippa United from 2017 to 2018, where he served as an assistant coach before becoming a caretaker coach.

The SA football legend was at some stage an assistant coach at Pirates before working for amateur side Super Eagles FC who are based in the Free State in 2020. In 2022, he was appointed head coach of Lesotho Premier League side Linari FC.

Currently, Moloi is the brand ambassador for the company he works for in the SA region, SEW Eurodrive. The retired attacker studied electrical engineering and motor engineering. He started at Manpower Technical College, Mafikeng, from 1988 to 1990. The mentor continued with his studies at Johannesburg Technical College from 1991 to 1993.


In an interview with FARPost, the 56-year-old says he’s currently focusing on engineering. He has always liked this field despite being involved in football.

Teboho Moloi during his time at Chippa United
Teboho Moloi during his time at Chippa United

“I’m in the engineering world now. Honestly, I’m at a good space right now, I can safely say I’m enjoying myself,” said Moloi. “It is a passion that I have always wanted to pursue after my football career. It’s something that I have always wanted to do.

“During my playing days there were times when I used to go home, in Mafikeng and do my technical studies in engineering. I got an opportunity, a company called me [SEW Eurodrive] they knew all along that this is one field I want to see myself in. I just took it with both hands.

“I’m in the administration and marketing of the company and I’m surrounded by good people. I’m in a good company I’m empowered to keep on learning and become a better person.

“It’s a billion-dollar company that is one of the largest companies here in South Africa, SEW Eurodrive. We are producing gearboxes, it’s a successful company.”

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