- Baroka FC confirmed it has parted ways with technical advisor Doctor Khumalo
- The club admitted it could no longer afford Khumalo’s services after appointing a new coach
- Khumalo joined Baroka last season and worked closely with coach Kgoloko Thobejane
Baroka FC has confirmed that it has parted ways with Doctor Khumalo who served as a technical advisor to the club last season. The club admitted that it could no longer afford to employ Khumalo.
Baroka FC announced the appointment of new coach Wedson Nyirenda who had brought his own technical team with him to the side. This meant the club had to reconsider Khumalo’s position in order to maintain a sound financial footing and avoid the debt trap.
Khumalo joined Baroka FC from Kaizer Chiefs last season and worked closely with former coach Kgoloko Thobejane. The Bafana Bafana legend earned praise from many soccer experts and coaches for the role he played in Baroka’s strong start to the season.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Khumalo appeared in good spirits after the announcement and said he had enjoyed the experience. Khumalo said he understood the club’s position and harboured no ill-will towards the side.
"The platform I was given is more than what the financial capacity requires, so for me the winner here is the platform that I was given.”
He said the platform had served to grow both Baroka FC and his own personal brand. Khumalo said he didn’t regret the move and looked at it as taking an opportunity and not as a risky chance.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Khumalo and the club’s officials attempted to hammer out a deal which would have allowed him to remain at the club. Ultimately those negotiations came to nothing.
Baroka FC thanked Khumalo for his significant contribution to the club and wished him well in his future.
Khumalo has been linked with a return to his former club Kaizer Chiefs as an assistant coach although the man himself remained enigmatic about his future plans.
He said time would tell where he would end up.
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