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JVW appoint new coach

Hollywoodbets Super League outfit JVW Girls have moved swiftly to appoint Mohama Musah Arthur as their new head coach on a one-year deal with the option to extend for a further year.

The Ghanian coach joins the club after the departure of Ciara Picco, who was with the Bedfordview-based outfit for five years. Picco is returning to the medical field, and she will be working as a Therapy Support Worker at Royal Free London NHS in England from February.

Musah Arthur, largely unknown to the South African public, holds a Caf A coaching licence. And before penning a deal with the Bedfordview-based side, he coached at Highlands North (boys’ development) in Johannesburg, Linksfield.

“I would like to thank the Blue Diamonds management and the players for welcoming me and believing in me, from the start,” said Musah Arthur.

“I trust that this well-balanced group of players are determined enough to finish in a top position in the Hollywoodbets Super League this year and are prepared to put in the work in order for it to be a successful season.”

The new man at the helm will be assisted by Unathi Mabena, a former JVW player, now also coaching one of the club’s development teams.

Meanwhile, the founder of JVW, Janine Van Wyk, said she is pleased with the selection of the newly appointed coach. “It’s the first time that the club has opted for a male figure to lead the team, which I feel will bring a different dynamic to the group this season,” she said.

“Arthur is a very passionate, committed and success-minded coach who shares the same values and principles that are aligned with the club. We feel that he is the perfect candidate to lead the team this season with what he has to offer,” concluded the Banyana Banyana captain.

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