Cape Town -
Once revered as the "Golden Boy" players of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando
Pirates respectively, the glitter has dimmed on Doctor Khumalo and Teboho
seemingly groomed as future coaches of the glamour clubs following acclaimed
and hero-worshipped playing careers and appointed as assistant coaches as
stepping stones to more lofty heights.
after lengthy tenures as assistant coaches of the two Soweto glamour clubs,
both have apparently been downgraded, with former Ghanaian legend John Pantsil
assuming the role of assistant to Steve Komphela at Amakhosi and, following the
announcement last week, former Bafana Bafana fullback Bradley Carnell now
filling in as the assistant to recently-appointed Muhsin Ertugral at
been designated the role of youth level coach and talent scout with Chiefs,
while Moloi's future with Pirates is seemingly yet to be determined after he
was released on what was termed "extended leave for personal reasons"
towards the tail-end of the last PSL season.
denied ongoing and persistent reports that his demotion is due to differences
with Komphela during what was a frustrating and relatively unsuccessful last
season for Chiefs, insisting it had been planned 12 months ago that he would
switch to the club's youth structure.
turn, have remained vague and non-committal over the future of Mohloi, who
operated as the club's assistant coach under half-a-dozen head coaches for more
than a decade.
both the instances of Khumalo and Moloi, it seems that coaching careers to
match in stature their hero-worshipped playing careers have summarily come to a
halt - at least in the short-term.