Kaizer Chiefs Nasreddine Nabi

Nasreddine Nabi with AS FAR in Morocco. Image: @safootclassics/

REVEALED: Nasreddine Nabi to Kaizer Chiefs announcement date

Are you excited, Chiefs faithful? It’s been quite a wait.

Kaizer Chiefs Nasreddine Nabi

Nasreddine Nabi with AS FAR in Morocco. Image: @safootclassics/

Kaizer Chiefs fans don’t have long to wait until Nasreddine Nabi is finally unveiled as their brand-new head coach.


Nabi to Chiefs edges closer

Tunisian tactician Nasreddine Nabi still has cup semi-final duties as well as the final match of the Botola Pro 1 League on June 14th. Once his side has contested their semi-final clash against MAS Fes on 23 June, he’ll seal the deal with Amakhosi according to UnplayableZA on X. Circle that date, keep it in your phone or whatever is handiest.

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FEE AGREED

“Nasreddine Nabi’s current employers, Botola Pro giants FAR Rabat, have reportedly green-lit the Tunisian’s departure amid speculation linking him with Kaizer Chiefs. According to Moroccan news outlet Biladna 24, the reigning league champions, Nabi and Chiefs have all reached an agreement that will see the 58-year-old leave the nation’s capital once he has coached his final match of the 2023/24 campaign.” wrote Soccer-Laduma citing the Moroccan publication. 


WHO IS NASREDDINE NABI?

Nasreddine Nabi was born in Monastir, Tunisia in 1965 and has dual Tunisian and Belgian citizenship. Vastly experienced, he’s held head coaching roles in Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Italy, Tanzania and Morocco. Nabi famously took Tanzanian giants Young Africans to back-to-back treble wins, but success in the CAF Champions League still eludes him. His first mandate will be to return Chiefs to continental competition.

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Nasreddine Nabi takes in praise from Young Africans fans. Image: @salimosaid/ X

Nabi must make some big goalkeeping decisions

Itumeleng Khune is leaving the club, but existing options Bruce Bvuma and Brandon Petersen have extended their contracts. Does that mean there’s space for one more statement signing in the position? That’s one of the several issues Nasreddine Nabi will have to grapple with as he starts his tenure. Amakhosi have been persistently linked with Nigeria and Chippa stopper Stanley Nwabali, but the 28-year-old is wanted by as many as 12 clubs, according to his agent. That level of intense interest might rule Chiefs out of the running. They had previously indicated that Chippa’s asking price of R30 Million was too steep.

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Stanley Nwabali trains with Chippa United in Gqeberha. Image: @chippaunitedfc/X.

Will Nabi succeed at Chiefs?

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