Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey firmly believes that South African coaches have the potential to manage football teams in other countries.
Tovey further revealed that although they are talented coaches, the important thing is for them to master their craft and perfect their skills if they are to compete with other coaches around the world.
"Everywhere in the world local coaches exist, so you must be better than them," Tovey told KickOff via Sport24.
"CAF are trying to equivalent our courses with the rest of the world."
The 57-year-old who was fondly known as Mokoko during his playing times said that too many clubs in the country are bringing in coaches from abroad instead of giving local coaches the opportunities to mentor clubs.
"Why not? But it cannot be regulation,” said the South African Football Association (SAFA) technical director when queried.
"We must improve to be better and have an attitude and confidence that we are.
"In some cases, there are much better than the foreigners coaching in our leagues."
"You can't do that, everywhere in the world in business you can't stop foreigners coming. You can't put a regulation on that.
"So that's it, foreign coaches are coming all the time like we want our coaches to go overseas.
"So, are you going to say now you are going to stop the technical director of Botswana, Serame Letsoaka... or Thabo Senong must not be the coach of Lesotho?"
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