By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: Amakhosi have announced that Mabedi and Zwane to take over as caretaker and assistant coach, respectively, for the rest of the season.
Kaizer Chiefs have announced that former player Patrick Mabedi will be in charge of their remaining three games of the season and will be assisted by another former player in the form of Arthur Zwane.
Chiefs are in search of a head coach after Steve Komphela tendered his resignation on Saturday night following their 2-0 Nedbank Cup exit against Free State Stars to end a rather fruitless three years stay at Naturena.
Mabedi was the latest of three assistant coaches to have worked with Komphela at the club after leaving his coaching role at Cape Town All Stars to reunite with the club he played for from 1998 till 2006. He was the captain when Chiefs when back to back league titles in 2004 and 2005.
His assistant Zwane is currently the club’s reserve team coach and played for chiefs for a whole decade and was an integral part of the side until his retirement in 2010. The pair will be eager to lead the club to a respectable finish in the league, probably aiming for third position.
The 44-year-old and his assistant will take charge of their first match on Tuesday night when they travel to 12th placed Golden Arrows in their 28th game of the season of the Absa Premiership. Kick off scheduled for 19h30.