Allan Freese

Allan Freese (born 7 July 1956) is a retired South African football (soccer) player and now coaches National First Division club Fee State Stars[2].[3][4]

Allan Freese
Personal information
Full name Allan Earel Freese[1]
Date of birth (1956-07-07) 7 July 1956 (age 65)
Place of birth Estcourt, South Africa
Position(s) Left-back, left-winger
Club information
Current team
Free State Stars F.C. ( Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Dynamos
Leicester City (South Africa)
Orlando Pirates
Benoni United
Teams managed
2013 – 2015 Platinum Stars
2015 – 2020 Highlands Park F.C.
2020 AmaZulu F.C.
2020 - AmaZulu F.C. (Assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Freese was replaced as Highlands Park head coach by Gordon Igesund after five league games into the 2016/17 PSL season and redeployed into the club's development coaching.[5] He acted as the club's Head of Development before he took up a role as Head Coach with Royal Eagles in the NFD, when their coach Kosta Papic had taken ill and needed to undergo an urgent surgery in his homeland. Freese took permanent charge of the team still in the NFD at the start of the 2017/18 season, but following a poor start to their campaign, separated with Royal Eagles after just four matches.

Once the respected mentor and coach became available his former club Highlands Park F.C roped him in as assistant coach to longtime friend Owen Da Gama following their failed debut Premier Soccer League season. They led the club to successful promotion campaign where they broke numerous records in a swift return to Premier Soccer League. Together they led the club to unprecedented 7th position finish on the table in the 2018/19 season.

Freese joined AmaZulu as an assistant coach for the 2020/2021 season, this with the sale of his former club Highlands Park.[6]

Freese who holds a level 3 SAFA coaching qualification coupled with a KNVB qualification is active as a Coaches Instructor for the national body SAFA. He is active in his local community of Eldorado Park assisting in technical matters and presentations to amateur clubs and coaches.


HonoursEdit

Platinum StarsEdit

  • 2013 MTN8 winner
  • 2013 Telkom KnoHckout winner

Highlands ParkEdit

2015/16 PSL Promotion Playoffs Champion[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kickoff PSL Yearbook 2013/2014, p. 38
  2. ^ "Allan Freese explains why he left AmaZulu for Free State Stars". Kick Off. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Allan Freese Takes Charge at Highlands". 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Ayanda Dlamini Steps Down As AmaZulu Head Coach". Soccer Laduma. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  5. ^ www.realnet.co.uk. "Allan Freese heads up Highlands Park academy". Kick Off. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Allan Freese appointed AmaZulu assistant coach". 12 September 2020.
  7. ^ Kickoff Yearbook 2016/17 p.18. 2016.