The Soweto-based giants added a new coach to their youth development academy. The new Kaizer Chiefs coach will be responsible for two coaching roles at the club.
Kaizer Chiefs reserves and academy teams has been in great form in the last few months. The young Naturena players performed well in their respective league's and competitions attracting interest of rival clubs scouts.
The reserves side didn't do much good in last season's DStv Diski Challenge, but showed their worth and skill in the Gauteng-based Engen Knockout Challenge as they won the tournament.
The reserves moved in from winning the Engen Knockout Challenge tournament to representing the club in the DStv Diski Shield. The young players kept their composure in the Shield and went all the way to the finals to win it only weeks after the Engen Knockout Challenge triumph.
The coach who led the young stars through both tournaments was Vela Khumalo who showed his worth as a head coach. The club has now added a new coach to serve the reserves as Khumalo's assistant.
Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder David Lyborn Mathebula has been appointed as Khumalo's assistant with the reserves, but also as the under 19's head coach. He will be working alongside other academy coaches Jimmy Jambo and Tshidiso Letsholonyane.
The 39-year-old Mathebula played for Kaizer Chiefs as a midfielder, but also played for SuperSport United and Marumo Gallants. He played for SuperSport United over the course of two seasons in the PSL and ended his playing days with Gallants in the National First Division.
With Gallants he played 22 matches in his final season as a player and scored three goals for the now top flight club. The former midfielder now returned to Kaizer Chiefs and hopefully he will thrive in his new roles as head and assistant coach in the academy.
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