- Interim Kaizer Chiefs boss Patrick Mabedi admitted he wants to be appointed as the club’s permanent coach
- Mabedi replaced Steve Komphela who quit as coach after the infamous Moses Mabhida Stadium riot in Durban
- Mabedi ended his three-match stint as the interim coach with a record of two wins and a loss
Interim Kaizer Chiefs coach Patrick Mabedi has admitted that he is interested in being appointed as the club’s permanent coach. Mabedi replaced Steve Komphela who quit as coach after the Moses Mabhida Stadium riot in Durban last month.
Mabedi ended his brief three-match stint as the interim coach with a record of two wins and a loss. The former player, assistant coach and ex-Malawian captain started off with a loss against Lamontville Golden Arrows.
Mabedi turned things around for the embattled glamour side with two wins in the next two games against Maritzburg United at home and Ajax Cape Town away.
Briefly.co.za gathered that when asked if he would be interested in becoming the head coach on a full-time basis he said: “Of course‚ I would like the job‚ if it is offered to you‚ you cannot say no.”
Mabedi was in good spirits after his side’s 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town and felt that he had done everything he could to prove himself worthy of the job.
“Whatever happens now‚ happens.
"I cannot say what is going to happen or what the club is going to do but my objective was to finish well in these last games and I think that’s what I did,” Mabedi said.
The club has remained silent on who it intends to appoint as the new head coach. Speculation has grown in recent weeks that club owner Kaizer Motaung is looking at overseas coaches.
Mabedi has a history with Chiefs having played and captained the glamour team. He moved from Mpumalanga Black Stars this year to become Komphela’s assistant at Chiefs.
Fans are less than impressed with the thought of Mabedi leading the side.
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