Absa Premiership

Mannetti on Maritzburg list

2015-06-19 10:09
Ricardo Mannetti (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ricardo Mannetti, who recently led Namibia to the 2015 COSAFA Cup, yesterday resigned from his post as the coach of the Brave Warriors and is believed to be headed for the vacant coaching position at Maritzburg United following the departure of Steve Khomphela.

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Khomphela announced his resignation as coach of the Team of Choice on Monday before he was unveiled as the new Kaizer Chiefs coach on Wednesday.

Now news coming out of Namibia has linked the former Cape Town Santos midfielder with the vacant coaching job at Maritzburg.

Shaun Bartlett is also among names said to be in the running for the job.

The 40-year-old won the PSL title with Santos during the 2000/01 season and also had spells with Avendale Athletico and Bush Bucks before returning to his home country.

He has coached teams such as Civics and Black Africa as well as the Namibian national under-20 team.

Mannetti guided Namibia to a historic COSAFA Cup where they eliminated much fancied countries such as Zimbabwe and Zambia before beating Mozambique in the final.

According to a Sport24 source in Namibia, Mannetti’s resignation came as a surprised as he was expected to lead the Brave Warriors in the weekend’s African Nations Championship’s match against Zambia.

“It came as a shock to us here in Namibia and rumours going around say he has got an offer from South Africa after leading our national team to the COSAFA Cup title,” said the source.

“We have been told that the coach has impressed a number of teams in South Africa and is likely to replace Khomphela at Maritzburg,” he said.

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