Absa Premiership

Makhubele gets Leopards post

2013-01-10 10:59
Soccer ball (File)

Johannesburg - Black Leopards have appointed assistant coach Abel Makhubele as care-taker coach until the end of the season, the club announced on Thursday.

The Premiership strugglers took the decision to promote Makhubele, after coach Ian Palmer was sacked on January 1, following a string of poor results.

According to a statement released by the club, Makhubele was the obvious choice for the role.

"Makhubele has been at the club for two seasons, and has proved to be a diligent, consistent and trustworthy team member," the statement said.

"Hence, it was not a very difficult decision for management to appoint him to the position."

Makhubele coached Mbokoto FC -- an amateur team promoted to the Castle League -- from 1995-2003, as well as the Limpopo provincial under-17 and Metropolitan under-19 team who won the National trophy in Durban where he was voted the Best Coach of the tournament.

Makhubele was a SA Football Association (Safa) coaching instructor, which led him to join Black Leopards as assistant coach in 2011.

Leopards -- under Palmer -- slumped to 12th in the Premiership standings, with 17 points from their 16 fixtures, claiming three victories, eight draws and six losses.

Makhubele's first game in charge of Lidoda Duvha is against Bidvest Wits on February 13, when the league season continues after the Africa Cup of Nations tournament this month.

Read more on:    black leopards  |  psl  |  soccer
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
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

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.