Kaizer Chiefs have appointed its former defender and captain Patric Mabedi as the new assistant coach to the head coach Steve Komphela following John Paintsil sudden departure at the end of the season.
John Paintsil who served Amakhosi as an assistant coach to head coach Steve Komphela were dismissed by the club at the end of last season following the poor results.
Kaizer Chiefs statement on Patric Mabedi appointment:
Kaizer Chiefs confirms the appointment of former player and captain Patrick Mabedi as the new assistant coach.
The Malawian-born Mabedi played for Amakhosi from 1998 to 2006. The 43-year-old former defender enjoyed a glorious career as a Glamour Boy winning numerous trophies including the back to back Premiership titles in 2003/4 and 2004/5 plus the Mandela Cup in 2001.
Mabedi also captained the team from 2003 to 2006, before leaving Chiefs to complete his career with Moroka Swallows.
Mabedi penned a two year deal from 1 July 2017.
“I am happy to be back home,” said Mabedi. “I look forward to making a contribution to the success of this great institution. This is a privilege. I wish to thank the Club Management for this opportunity.”
Mabedi joins Kaizer Chiefs from Cape Town All Stars where he was head coach
Kaizer Chiefs have appointed Patrick Mabedi as Steve Komphela’s new assistant coach on a two-year deal. pic.twitter.com/RGIN0OOYMO
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) 13 June 2017
Kaizer Chiefs have appointed Patrick Mabedi as Steve Komphela’s assistant. Let’s see if he lasts longer than a season
— Tshepang Mailwane (@T_Mailwane) 13 June 2017