PSL

Palmer new Leopards coach

2012-10-30 15:09
Ian Palmer (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Ian Palmer has replaced Sunday Chidzambwa as head coach of Premiership side Black Leopards.

The club said on Tuesday that Chidzambwa, embroiled in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal, had been given a technical director position within the club's structures.

Leopards chairperson David Thidiela insisted Chidzambwa had not stepped down due to the corruption scandal.

"We want to clear the air, we stand by our coach," Thidiela said.

"He will fulfill a technical role in the club and Ian Palmer, from today, will be our new coach."

Chidzambwa was one of 15 coaches, players, officials and journalists who were handed lifetime bans by the Zimbabwe Football Association earlier this month after investigations into match-fixing and corruption.

Thidiela said they not yet received confirmation that Chidzambwa had been found guilty for his alleged role in the scandal, though Fifa has confirmed it is in the process of extending the ban globally.

Chidzambwa, a former coach of the Zimbabwe national team, was appointed head coach of Leopards - his second term with the club - when he replaced Vladislav Heric in May.

His successor, Palmer, was sacked by Maritzburg United in January after the Pietermaritzburg club denied his request for time off during the season to attend a level-three pro-licence coaching course.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
15 October 2016
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, James Motlatsi Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Prince Magogo Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
16 October 2016
SuperSport United v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.