Absa Premiership

Chiefs want Ncikazi as Komphela's assistant

2016-06-09 12:46
Mandla Ncikazi (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows assistant Mandla Ncikazi has confirmed an approach from Kaizer Chiefs, but says he is keen to stay at the Durban-based club.

The 47-year-old worked with current Amakhosi head coach Steve Komphela at Free State Stars and Maritzburg United previously.

That was before Komphela went on to replace Stuart Baxter this past season.

Ncikazi, who has been linked to Chiefs ever since Komphela left the Team of Choice, is humbled by the approach from the Soweto giants and feels it is a role that would interest any coach in the Absa Premiership.

"I'm enjoying what I'm doing at Arrows," he told reporters. "Chiefs on the other hand are a big club, a big institution and any coach would love to be there.

"It's like you're between the rock and the stone, but I think I will be staying at Arrows. Chiefs have made an approach to me for a second time now.

"But my wish is really to stay here and I want to stay. Arrows have been good to me, Arrows is more of a family club, sister (Mato Madlala, Arrows chairperson) has been more than just a boss.

"I left before, it was not nice and when I came back (this past season) they appreciate my presence as well."

Ncikazi has been an assistant to Clinton Larsen ever since he was relieved of Maritzburg head coach role last season following a failed three-month stint.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  mandla ncikazi  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Sunday, 19 January 2020
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.