Tembo appointed Sekhukhune United head coach

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Kaitano Tembo has been appointed coach of Sekhukhune United. Image: Sekhukhune United

South African topflight side Sekhukhune United have announced former Zimbabwe international Kaitano Tembo as their head coach ahead of the new season.

Tembo’s arrival at the DStv Premiership club sees MacDonald Makhubedu, who coached the cub last season, redeployed as senior coach with Thabo Senong continuing as assistant coach.

The 51-year-old Tembo worked for many years at SuperSport United having played for the team and served as a youth coach and then assistant to a number of head coaches until his promotion to head coach in 2018.

Tembo reached two MTN8 cup finals at United and won his maiden trophy in the second of those against Highlands Park in 2019.

Sekhukhune chair  Simon Malatji said: “We are very excited to have Tembo in our team and believe he will help us achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves as Sekhukhune United. We wish him well on this journey.”

Speaking after his appointment, Tembo said: “It’s my desire that Sekhukhune United must be up there fighting for silverware to make their supporters happy.

“I’m looking forward to have a long lasting working relationship with the management, players and members of the technical team.

“I cannot wait to start preparations for the next season.”

Tembo will link-up with fellow countrymen Willard Katsande and Talent Chawapiwa who joined the club last year.

The South African side recently offloaded other Zimbabwean players Tapuwa Kapini, Evans Rusike and Charlton Mashumba.

Promoted Sekhukhune ended 11th in their maiden top-flight season.

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