BREAKING: Chiefs Appoints Giovanni Solinas As Their Coach

Giovanni Solinas (head coach) of Free State Stars during the 2016 Nedbank Cup last 16 game between Santos and Free State Stars at Athlone Stadium, Cape Town on 2 April 2016. PICTURE: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG: Kaizer Chiefs on Friday announced former Free State Stars Giovanni Solinas as their new head coach.

Solinas has previously coached Free State Stars in the Premier Soccer League. 

Announcing Solinas as the new coach in a live posting on Chiefs’ Facebook page, Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung, standing next to the Italian, said: “This is the moment we all have been waiting for in the Kaizer Chiefs family.

“It gives me great pleasure at this moment in time for me to welcome our new coach in the name of Giovanni Solinas.”

Solinas responded with Chiefs’ two fingers up, ‘peace sign’ insignia and their slogan: “Amakhosi for Life”. Solinas (50) coached clubs such as MC Oran in Algeria and Al Faisaly in Saudi Arabia before a promising two seasons at Stars in 2015-16 and 2016-17.