Absa Premiership

Johnson: Khenyeza not an official assistant coach at Amazulu

2019-02-07 14:20
Mabhuti Khenyeza (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Amazulu head coach Cavin Johnson has clarified the role Mabhuti Khenyeza will play at the club and wants to help the recently retired player achieve his dream of becoming a coach.

The 36-year-old Khenyeza, while playing for Amazulu, retired earlier this season to take up a role as an assistant coach to Muhsin Ertugral at Maritzburg United.

However, Ertugral left the KZN club after just five games and Khenyeza was then also released.

Khenyeza has now returned to Usuthu in a coaching capacity but head coach Johnson has explained that it is not as simple as just giving his former player a position on the technical team.

In quotes published on the Kickoff website, Johnson said: "He is not an official assistant coach, he's been given an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of football and help in terms of empowering himself academically.

"You can't just be an official coach only because you played the game, you need paperwork which will give you the right to be called a qualified coach."

Johnson went on to say that it is great opportunity for Khenyeza to learn his trade of he wants to become a top coach in the game.

The Usuthu mentor added: "He needs to learn and we are willing to give him everything to do so. He has proven to be a great leader hence we brought him back to the team. I can tell you the future looks bright for him.

"It's a good opportunity for him to learn in a big team like AmaZulu. The bottom line is for Mabhuti to empower himself through education and that is what we are planning to achieve with him."


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