Roger De Sá

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Roger De Sá
Personal information
Full name Rogério Paulo Cesar de Sá
Date of birth (1964-10-01) 1 October 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Maputo, Mozambique
Playing position Goalkeeper (retired)
Youth career
Uniao Desportivo Johannesburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Kwikot Benoni ? (?)
1985–1987 Defence Forces ? (?)
1987–1989 Jeppe ? (?)
1989–1995 Moroka Swallows ? (?)
1995–1997 Mamelodi Sundowns ? (?)
1997–2001 Wits University ? (?)
National team
1993 South Africa 1 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2005 Wits University
2005–2007 Santos
2007–2012 Wits University
2012–2014 Orlando Pirates
2014– Ajax Cape Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roger De Sá (born Rogério Paulo Cesar de Sá on 1 October 1964 in Maputo, Mozambique) is a South African football manager and the current head coach of Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town. De Sá is a former footballer and played as goalkeeper.

De Sá is also one of the handful of South Africans who have represented their country in three different sports — soccer, basketball and indoor soccer.


De Sá was born to Portuguese settlers in Lourenço Marques, now known as Maputo, Mozambique on 1 October 1964. He is the son of Octávio Augusto César de Sá (1935–1990), himself a former goalkeeper who played for Sporting Lisbon between 1956 and 1960.

After fleeing Mozambique in 1974, he moved to South Africa with his family.

Club career[edit]

During his career, De Sá played for major South African clubs Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns, both of which he captained as well.

International career[edit]

De Sá was part of the 1996 African Nations Cup winning squad but was only capped once in his career.

Coaching career[edit]

In September 2012, De Sá was appointed as the coach for Orlando Pirates.[1] Before his appointment to Orlando Pirates, De Sá took over the full coaching reigns at Bidvest Wits in 2001. He was chosen as PSL Coach of the Season after the 2002–03 season.

De Sá rejoined The Students in June 2007 after an absence of two years which he spent coaching Engen Santos.

On 31 January 2014, De Sa resigned as coach of Orlando Pirates. [2]

He also acted as Bafana's goalkeeping coach during Carlos Queiroz's reign.


Bidvest Wits[edit]



  • Roger De Sa: Man of Action
DE SA, Roger with LANDHEER, Ernest (2003, South Africa Spearhead Press, ISBN 978-0-86486-470-3)