Pernell McKop has worked with the likes of Bruce Grobbelaar and is credited for nurturing some of the most respected goalkeepers in Africa.
He worked at Absa premiership sides Santos, Free-State Stars, Bay United and Maritzburg United where he was part of a technical team that gained top-flight league promotion.
His protégés include Zambia’s Africa Cup of Nations winning goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene whom he began coaching as a raw 18-year-old at Free State Stars.
At Stars he also worked with Congolese goal-minder Michel Babale whom he helped earn a contract with Orlando Pirates before aiding Arthur Bartman to secure a move to Kaizer Chiefs during his time at Bay United.
After only six months working with Shu-Aib Walters at Maritzburg, the goalkeeper got a place in South Africa’s final 2010 World Cup squad where he was the third choice.
McKop was overshadowed by his younger brother Henry who was a prominent member of the Dream Team as a player, and is still underrated in Zimbabwe although he can be counted among the country’s best coaches today.
Being a specialist goalkeepers’ trainer, he has for the past few years been running his own goalkeeping academy under the Just4Keepers (J4K) franchise which operates in 35 countries around the world.
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