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
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
"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."