Kaizer Chiefs announce departure of legendary Brian Baloyi as goalkeeping coach

Kaizer Chiefs announce departure of legendary Brian Baloyi as goalkeeping coach

- Kaizer Chiefs have announced that goalkeeping coach and club legend Brian Baloyi will be leaving the club at the end of June

- The legendary former player joined the coaching staff two-years ago

- Baloyi has been allowed to leave the club early in order to pursue outside business interests

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Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that club legend Brian Baloyi will leave his role as the club’s goalkeeping coach at the end of June. The club has permitted Baloyi to end is contract early in order for him to pursue outside business interests.

The club’s boss Kaizer Motaung said Baloyi’s contract would expire at the end of June and the club would not take the option to renew it. Motaung thanked Baloyi for his contribution in the past two-years.

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Motaung indicated that when the club rehired Baloyi two years ago the intention was for him to remain with the club for a much longer period, but Baloyi recently revealed that he wanted to explore other interests outside of soccer.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Baloyi was hired by Kaizer Chiefs two years ago to work with the then goalkeeping coach Alex Revoredo. Baloyi remained integral to the club’s coaching structure after Revoredo passed away last year.

Baloyi confirmed he would be pursuing various business interests and would remain active in the soccer world through the establishment of a goalkeeping development programme.

Goal.com reported that Motaung said he looked forward to future collaborations between Kaizer Chiefs and Baloyi through his development programmes.

Baloyi said he regarded Kaizer Chiefs as his home, he said he grew up with the club and would be eternally grateful for the doors which the club had opened for him.

In recent times Baloyi has been heavily involved in the youth development academy at Kaizer Chiefs. Questions about his role in the main club arose when Chiefs hired Lee Baxter as head goalkeeping coach in February.

Baxter is the son of Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter and had been Baloyi’s understudy since 2017.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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