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Kaizer Chiefs players hold a short prayer before training at Naturena. Image: @kaizerchiefs/X

Kaizer Chiefs coach hunt: Two coaches from Africa named

Kaizer Chiefs supporters and the players still don’t know who will coach the team next season. Two reported candidates are from Africa.

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Kaizer Chiefs players hold a short prayer before training at Naturena. Image: @kaizerchiefs/X

Tic, tic, toc, time is moving. Kaizer Chiefs are yet to announce the expected new coach. Meanwhile, two of the reported candidates are from the African continent.

KAIZER CHIEFS LINKED WITH TWO AFRICAN COACHES

According to FARPost, Amakhosi bosses have created a shortlist of coaches. One of the names is a coach from Tunisia who nearly joined Kaizer Chiefs before the start of the 2023/24 season.

“I wanted [Chiefs] to give me a chance of coming with at least two members of my technical team who will help me,” Nabi said as quoted by Sports Arena.

“However, they told me they have individuals with running contracts, and firing them will be expensive. It became a challenge for me to agree; I realised they could not help me, and I decided to leave them alone,” Nabi added.

Another candidate that is linked with Kaizer Chiefs, is a living legend of the continent from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nasreddine Nabi:

The 58-year-old Tunisian has a glittering profile, with two Tanzania Premier League titles and two League Cups, as well as second place in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Florent Ibenge:

Igenge, 62, won the 2016 African Nations Championship with DR Congo, as well as the CAF Confederation Cup and Moroccan Cup with RS Berkane in Morocco.

WILLARD KATSANDE TO COACH AMAKHOSI?

Former Amakhosi midfielder Willard Katsande is planning to coach Amakhosi.

The Zimbabwean legend arrived at Amakhosi in 2011 from Ajax Cape TownKatsande went on to play a remarkable 310 games that included the winning of two DStv Premiership titles. The former Kaizer Chiefs number six later finished his career at Sekhukhune United.

Speaking on Robert Marawa’s Worldwide Sports show, the 38-year-old confidently manifested his vision to coach Amakhosi in four years. Katsande said he will win trophies that include the league title.

“Are you going to coach Kaizer Chiefs? Marawa asked. “Yes, very soon,” Katsande responded. “As soon as I finish my qualifications. I am busy with my soccer school now. I’m preparing myself.

“As soon as I’m done with my qualifications, I will do that [coach Kaizer Chiefs] and then go to my national team [Zimbabwe], because I believe I need to give back to my national team.

“How many years do you give yourself to coach Kaizer Chiefs?” Marawa asked.

“I think four,” Katsande answered. “Not just a coach, but a coach who’s going to win a trophy and the league. I’m going to try to change the game, and the way people see Kaizer Chiefs,” the former number six concluded.