Kaizer Chiefs Nabi

Kaizer Motaung Jr, football director, and Bobby Motaung, football manager, at the FNB Stadium. Image: X

Why THIS guy is CLEAR favourite for the Kaizer Chiefs job

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Kaizer Chiefs Nabi

Kaizer Motaung Jr, football director, and Bobby Motaung, football manager, at the FNB Stadium. Image: X

Kaizer Chiefs have several candidates primed to take over the head coach role, but one sticks out like a sore thumb.

Nabi is the man for Kaizer Chiefs

Serial winner

Tunisian tactician Nasreddine Nabi steered his old side Yanga SC, astonishingly, to back-to-back trebles. The 58-year-old is no stranger to success. He’s in pole position to claim another league title this term, with Botola Pro 1 side FAR Rabat in Morocco. His team currently leads the way with 58 points after 24 rounds, four points ahead of nearest challenger Raja Casablanca. With just six league encounters left, Nabi is odds-on to claim another domestic crown.


Nasreddine Nabi insisted on bringing his technical staff with him when initial talks between him and Amakhosi took place in July. It points to a level of perfectionism and attention to detail that will serve him well in South Africa. The Chiefs board weren’t so happy about that condition but has reportedly relaxed their criteria and would potentially allow a new boss to bring his technical team along.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Nabi
Nasreddine Nabi celebrates the Tanzania Premier League at Young Africans. Image: @kappilinho/ X.


Former Yanga SC boss Nasreddine Nabi has reiterated his desire to ‘put on a good show’ for the supporters to enjoy and shared the secret to his team’s productivity in front of goal this term. This revelation will be particularly pleasing for Kaizer Chiefs fans, who always demand entertaining, attack-minded football. Glamour Boys have only scored 24 times in 27 DStv Prem matches. That’s abysmal.


Recent quotes won’t fill FAR Rabat fans with much hope. Although his current side is on course for the league title, Nabi sounds as though he’s ready for a new challenge. Taking charge of Kaizer Chiefs is one of the biggest challenges on the continent, if not the planet.


If Amakhosi’s top brass pursues a South African coach, reports indicate that Manqoba Mngqithi and Pitso Mosimane are at the top of that local list. With Mngqithi unavailable and happy in his current job, and a deal for Pitso always looking complicated, Nabi remains the best option.

Is Nabi at the top of the pile?

Take your pick from the myriad names mentioned as potential candidates to become the next Kaizer Chiefs boss. First, there were a couple of Brazilians Alex Gallo and Vanderlei Luxemburgo. Then an Iberian duo came into contention; Spaniard Raul Caneda and the Portuguese former Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Al Nassr and Egypt manager Rui Vitoria. Local names Pitso Mosimane and Manqoba Mngqithi are there too, of course. We’ve even forgotten about Nasreddine Nabi who ‘came close’ to becoming the boss at the start of this season. The club’s board desperately need to make the right appointment next time, but there’s no guarantee that the new coach will come from this list of names. We’ve even got theories about Lehlohonolo Seema’s suitability for the role. Are we missing anybody? There’s also no guarantee that the club’s new manager will come from this list.

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Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

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