Kaitano Tembo sacked by Sekhukhune United

Kaitano Tembo

South Africa-based Zimbabwean coach Kaitano Tembo has been fired by South African Premiership side Sekhukhune United after a string of poor results since the start of the season.

The former SuperSport United coach, who joined Sekhukhune in June, has battled for results at the Limpopo club.

Tembo leaves the club second from bottom on the 16-team log, only better than Maritzburg United.

Under the former Zimbabwe Warriors and Dynamos defender, Sekhukhune United, who are also known as “Babina Noko” won only two of their 12 league games, with five draws and the same number of defeats.

Sekhukhune United announced through a statement on Tuesday that they were parting ways with the Zimbabwean coach.

“Sekhukhune United wishes to announce that it has parted ways with Head Coach Kaitano Tembo with immediate effect,” reads a statement.

The club’s CEO, Jonas Malatji, thanked Tembo for his efforts this season.

“I wish to thank coach Kaitano for his dedication and hard work whilst at the club. Ever the Professional that he is, and with his impeccable work ethic, the decision to part ways was an extremely difficult one. Sport in general and football, in particular, is result driven, and this remains true for the club that find itself in a very precarious position in the DStv Premiership.”

Tembo thanked the chairperson and board for giving him the opportunity at the club.

“I wish to thank the players for their dedication, the support of the Technical Team, and support staff and wish the club’s supporters the very best.”

It is the second time this year alone that the 52-year-old Tembo has been fired from a coaching job across the Limpopo River after he was sacked by SuperSport United in April.

He was hired by Sekhukhune United in June to take over a position that had been vacated by McDonald Makhubedu to move to the position of senior coach at the club.


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