Executive Commitee
Technical Director

Farouk Khan

Farouk Khan has been the director of Stars of Africa Football Academy since 2003, and his passion for football, and especially football development becomes apparent when one considers his wealth of experience.

Khan’s professional career speaks for itself, with the following high profile coaching positions held over the past 26 years:

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Director of Coaching Stars of Africa Football Academy 2003 – Present
  • Coach Educator S A F P U 2008
  • Assistant Coach Sundowns F.C 2006
  • Assistant Coach Kaizer Chiefs F.C 2004 – 2005
  • Head of Youth Development Kaizer Chiefs F.C 2004 – 2005
  • Head Coach Santos F.C. 2003 – 2004
  • Assistant Coach Kaizer Chiefs F.C 2001 – 2002
  • Head Coach RAU Kaizer Chiefs Youth Academy 1997 – 2000
  • Coaching Co- ordinator Transnet Sport 1995 – 1996
  • Head Coach Transnet Sport School of Excellence 1994
  • Head Coach Transnet Alexandra Youth Dev Centre 1993

Players Developed by Khan

The list of players Khan developed over the years is as long and impressive as his personal resume. Some of these players include:

  • May Mahlangu (Helsingborg IF – Sweden)
  • Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth – EPL)
  • Luther Singh (Braga – Portugal Primeira)
  • Thibang Phete (Familicao – Portugal)
  • Genino Palace (Braga – Portugal)
  • Kabelo Dlamini (Orlando Pirates – PSL)
  • Amethyst Ralani (Cape Town City – PSL)
  • Jabu (Pule) Mahlangu (Kaizer Chiefs – PSL)
  • Nhlanhla Khubeka (Kaizer Chiefs – PSL)
  • Tshepo Mashishi (Maritzburg United – PSL)
  • Sibusiso Khumalo (Sundowns FC – PSL)
  • Gerald Sibeko (Kaizer Chiefs – PSL)
  • Rufus Makhoti (Kaizer Chiefs – PSL)
  • Tefu Mashimate (Kaizer Chiefs – PSL).

FOOTBALL ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

  • Won the SAFA Inter Provincial Under 17 tournament Championship 1996 as Head Coach of Southern Gauteng
  • Won the SAFA Inter Provincial Under 17 tournament Championship 1997 as Head Coach of Southern Gauteng
  • Won the SAFA Inter Provincial Under 20 tournament Championship 1998 as Technical Advisor of Southern Gauteng
  • Won the Sport for Peace U20 Tournament in 1998 featuring all the top PSL Clubs as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs F.C
  • Finished third behind Spain and Argentina in the U20 Youth Championships in France 1998 as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs F.C
  • Won the third division league 1998/1999 season as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs F.C – Reserve Team
  • Won the Castle league 1999/2000 seasons as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs F.C – Reserve Team
  • Won the P.S.L. Reserve League 2000/2001 season as Head Coach of Kaizer Chiefs FC
  • Won the Vodacom Cup 2001/2002 season as Assistant Coach of Kaizer Chiefs Professional F.C
  • Won the BP Top Eight Cup 2001/2002 season as Assistant Coach of Kaizer Chiefs Professional F.C
  • Won the Coca Cola Cup 2001/2002 season as Assistant Coach of Kaizer Chiefs Professional F.C
  • Won the Mandela Cup 2001/2002 season as Assistant Coach of Kaizer Professional F.C
  • Won the ABSA Cup 2002/2003 Season as head coach of Santos FC
  • Nominated for the ABSA Coach of the Year 2003/2004 (SABC TV )
  • Won the Premier league and the Coca- Cola Cup with Kaizer Chiefs FC 2004/2005 season.
  • Won the Engen Under 17 Tournament with Stars of Africa Football Academy – 2005
  • Qualified for the ABSA Cup Last 32 with Alexandra United (Stars of Africa) Academy 2006.
  • Won the Umbro Western Cape Under 17 Tournament with Stars of Africa Football Academy – 2009
  • Finished 3rd in the Annual Bayhill Cup with Stars of Africa Football Academy – 2011
  • Won the Engen KOC with Stars of Africa Football Academy – 2017
  • Won the Engen Champ of Champs (National) with Stars of Africa Football Academy – 2017
  • Won the 2018/2019 SAB League – Stars of Africa Academy

 

 

 

 

Khan list his long terms goals as continuing to share knowledge with other coaches as well as

developing players who he would like to see represent South Africa at International levels.

Farouk Khan, along with his co-directors, are a dynamic team with wealth of technical, management and marketing experience in the field of football development. Their collective passion and commitment to football development is evident by the results they have had with players and coaches to date.

Marketing Director

Nadime Mahmoud

 

 

Nadime Mahmoud is a international sport marketing consultant with a deep-seated commitment to the development of young football players.

Mahmoud also holds the esteemed position of Marketing Director at Stars of Africa Football Academy.

He is a distinguished football agent with close links in the international football arena. He has also brought high profile coaches to South Africa, to facilitate skills transfer and to accelerate both coach and player development.

 

 

 

 

During his illustrious career, Mahmoud has worked with several top-notch players and coaches, including:

  • Julio Cesar Leal (Head Coach – Amazulu, Swallows, Orlando Pirates)
  • Carlos Alberto Parriera (Brazil World Cup Winning Coach)
  • Professor Espizem Neto (Brazilian Football Academy)
  • Alexandre Revoredo (Goal Keeper Coach – Amazulu Golden Arrows, Bafana Bafana, Orlando Pirates)
  • Carlinhos Parreira (Physical Trainer – Amazulu, Golden Arrows)
  • Japheth Borges (Physical Trainer – Swallows, Orlando Pirates).

 

Mahmoud’s experience and focus to player development is underpinned by his position and in-depth involvement at Stars of Africa Football Academy.

 
Financial Director

Wasiela Omar

Wasiela Khan commenced her career in the corporate sector where she excelled and quickly ascended the corporate ladder, holding the position of financial director over a number of years.

Her greatest assets are her organisational and administrative skills. She is a motivator at heart, and this ability is paramount in her position as CEO and Financial Director of Stars of Africa Football Academy. Her straightforward approach to getting-things-done is befitting to the CEO of an organisation such as the Academy.

One needs to lead by example and Khan takes this aspect of her duties very seriously, as she shares the Academy’s commitment to developing young players into the future football stars of South Africa.

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