Absa Premiership

Leopards axe coaching staff

2013-05-22 11:56
Sunday Chidzambwa (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Black Leopards have parted ways with technical director on Sunday Chidzambwa and coach Abel Makhubele following the club's relegation to the National First Division.

According to the Football411 website, Lidoda Duvha struggled upon their return to the Premier Soccer League this season, winning just five of their 30 games - although their fate was only confirmed on the final day of the 2012/13 season following their 3-2 loss to Free State Stars.

And while the club have ping-ponged between the top-flight and first division over the years, chairman David Thidiela is hoping a new coach will ensure their speedy return to the PSL.

Thidiela told the Sowetan: "We had a meeting with the two coaches on Monday to do a postmortem of what really went wrong and prepare for life in the National First Division.

"It was at that meeting where the three parties reached an amicable solution to part ways.

"The other thing is that their contracts were due for renewal. We (the board) have decided to go out and look for people with fresh ideas to take us back to the Premier Soccer League.

"We are going to build a new team. There will be some players that will be retained and there will be those that will not be with us in the new season. With the support of MTN, I have no doubt Leopards will finish on top of the NFD log next season."

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