David Nyathi joins Ajax CT as an assistant youth coach Pic: ajaxct.co.za

 Former Bafana Bafana international David Nyathi has returned to Ajax Cape Town for a second spell as an assistant youth coach.

The 48-year-old will work hand-in-hand with youth coach Duncan Crowie in both the ABC Motsepe League, MultiChoice Diski Challenge and other alternative tournaments.

Nyathi enjoyed great success in Parow from 2008-2014 as a youth team coach and also briefly served as an assistant coach to former first-team boss Muhsin Ertugral.

“I am happy to be here, it has been quite a while,” said Nyathi on his return to the Urban Warriors’ Ikamva base.

“I started with the Under-12 team [in 2008] which was a bit of a challenge, but an interesting bunch to work with, we had a very nice team and I enjoyed the group. They were obviously very cooperative and talent wise they were very advanced so it was easy to work with them.

“I was then promoted up to the Under-15 side. Initially, they were identified as a group that needs a lot of focus and hard work. I duly got to work and we managed to compete and win the Nike Tournament in Johannesburg with a victory over SuperSport United.

“During my first spell here we also won the Bayhill Under-19 Metropolitan Tournament in 2013 under my watch so yes, it was successful and I hope to achieve more success.”

Nyathi has been a busy man in his three years away from the club and currently serves as the CEO of the South African Masters & Legends Football Association (SAMLFA).

Nyathi was delighted to re-unite with Head of Youth at Ajax Cape Town, Hans Vonk. The two are now set to work together, having both enjoyed great success playing together for the national team. 

 African News Agency