Former Swallows head coach Dylan Kerr Marumo Gallants

Cach Dylan Kerr. Photo: Facebook – Lorenz Kohler

BREAKING: Marumo Gallants make big coaching announcement

Marumo Gallants have officially confirmed that coach Dan Malesela has been placed on “leave”, while appointing Dylan Kerr as a consultant.

Former Swallows head coach Dylan Kerr Marumo Gallants

Cach Dylan Kerr. Photo: Facebook – Lorenz Kohler

In an official announcement made on Monday, Marumo Gallants confirmed that Dan Malesela and Technical Director Harris Choeu have been placed on special leave as a new interim technical team takes shape.

Malesela has effectively been shown the exit door as the team flirts with the relegation zone during a league season beset with challenges and poor results. However, the release on Monday did quite strangely suggest Malesela remains head coach, and that the break is aimed at providing the opportunity to “recoup energies and observe the team from a distance in order to objectively assess the causes of the recent results and develop strategies to improve team performance”.


Chairman Abram Sello confirmed that Dylan Kerr will come in as a ‘consultant’, while assistant coach Raymond Mdaka moves to interim head coach.

DStv Diski Challenge coach Sly Mosala has also been added to the new-look technical team.

“I believe that Malesela and his team have done their best, however, the results show that it’s time to reflect and come up with different tactics. Losing games takes its toll mentally, physically and emotionally,” Sello stated.

“Therefore, this opportunity will allow for the technical team to re-energize and come back with improved strategies. Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of pausing football games during this period, and therefore we have an interim technical team taking the reins for now.

“I trust my players and I know that they will continue to strive for wins and make myself and our supporters proud.”

You can read the statement from Marumo Gallants below:


Marumo Gallants trail second-from-bottom Swallows by three points and have played two more matches.

Marumo Gallants will next be in action at home against sixth-placed Sekhukhune United on Saturday, 4 February at 20:00.