As ever, the expectations at Chiefs will be to win trophies and they enter every competition with an eye on winning it. The league will be tough, but with three domestic knockout trophies on offer, at least one piece of silverware should be considered a must. MARITZBURG UNITEDJohn MadukaMaduka has made the unexpected switch from Royal AM to Maritzburg United following the axing of Ernst Middendorp with The Team of Choice. Maduka excelled at Royal AM last season, leading the team to third place in the league and qualification for the CAF Confederation Cup, having had similar success at Bloemfontein Celtic before that.
Only four out of 10 are not doing what was requested from them, are not keeping themselves sharp and then what? “You need everybody on the field, not six out of 10, but everybody who has to contribute from the start of the game until the end of the game, even if it was 98 minutes. That was for me the main reason at that time. ” THE BIGGER PICTURE: After the disappointment of missing out on the league title, Chiefs then fired Middendorp. Veteran coaches Gavin Hunt and Stuart Baxter have come after Middendorp but have failed to ease Amakhosi’s struggles.
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However, Sepana endured a five-match goal drought in the league
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He arrived having been surprisingly ditched by Marumo Gallants at the end of last season despite leading them comfortably to safety and the Nedbank Cup final. The club claim this is because he does have the required qualifications to sit on the bench for them in CAF games, which could be why Royal AM have an extended coaching team too.
He led Phunya Sele Sele to the finals of the Nedbank Cup and MTN8 in 2020, though both were lost. The former Malawi international had been long-time team manager at Celtic and later co-coach with Lehlohonolo Seema, but in recent years has come into his own. Maritzburg will hope to steer well clear of the relegation zone this season and instead push for a top eight place. MARUMO GALLANTSRomain FolzGallants have taken something of a risk by appointing 32-year-old Frenchman Romain Folz as their new coach for the coming season. He has limited experience as a head coach and was last with Township Rollers in Botswana, so this will be a big step up in quality and expectations.
Often promoted teams live off the novelty and adrenalin of promotion for a few months before, like Sekhukhune United and Swallows FC before them, that fades in the second half of the campaign. The only expectation here should be survival and to build from there. ROYAL AMDan MaleselaMalesela looks to be the lead in the three-man co-coaching set-up and certainly has the most recent experience of the topflight among the trio.
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Middendorp reveals reason why Kaizer Chiefs collapsed in 2019/20 PSL title race against Mamelodi SundownsPSL 22:15 SAST 2022/09/26 Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has opened up on how Amakhosi missed out on the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League title. The German led Amakhosi in one of the greatest meltdowns in PSL historyChiefs missed what looked like a golden opportunity for silverwareThe collapse allowed Mamelodi Sundowns to continue with their domestic dominanceWHAT HAPPENED? Kaizer Chiefs led the standings for the better part of the season and at one time were 12 points clear at the top.
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He also faces a period of adaption and will no doubt learn many lessons about PSL in the opening few weeks. RICHARDS BAYSifiso DladlaDladla is not new to the Richards Bay job having helped them to promotion last season, but this will be his first season coaching in the DStv Premiership. He will have help in the form of technical director Vasili Manousakis, who worked with Benni McCarthy at Cape Town City and AmaZulu, and that at least means there is some topflight experience there. The club have made a number of new signings but may lack a bit of DStv Premiership experience among their playing group too.
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We couldn’t influence everything in the right direction to put them together, and you could see already that only 14 days we prepared, we had them together, and you could see the physical side, you could see the mindset, you could see the brain was not directed in the way as we had them when the league was stopped with Covid-19 coming in March 2020. “For me, this is the reason we were not able to go ahead and finalise the season being on top.
Premier Soccer League - www.psl.co.za - official website They have lost two Semi-finals to Ajax Cape Town in 2000-01 and win in
2014-15 and overcame Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in the second leg
Ex-Orlando Pirates coach Palacios lists reasons why Buccaneers should sign Mabena ... at Platinum Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic and more recently, Royal AM.
you must always use that chance,” Palacios told Sowetan
The preparations were not at the same level as we did it before. Of course, it looked like it was over the line, but we should have been able to do our off-the-field stuff, communicating with our players in the morning and afternoon to keep them focused. I’ll be 100 percent sure that it would have been a clear championship at the end of the season. “From March until the middle of June you have to give them freedom and self-responsibility [to train on their own].
Klate was a quality winger with a number of top clubs, including Orlando Pirates, but has been dealt a tough hand with no less than 18 new signings at Chippa amid a huge squad overhaul. It could take some time for them to gel. The club will be hoping for a top eight place, but perhaps survival should be deemed a success too. KAIZER CHIEFSArthur ZwaneZwane was in charge on a temporary basis at the end of last season – his second such stint with assistant Dillon Sheppard. But now he has been handed the reins permanently and backed with a three-year contract as the former winger looks to restore the glory days at Naturena after seven long years without a trophy. He will feel he has done his apprenticeship having been assistant to a few coaches in the past and that he now deserves his shot at the top job.
Debut in the DStv Premiership dugout | SuperSportThe new DStv Premiership season gets under way on Friday with a full round of matches this weekend providing a competitive debut for a number of coaches at their new clubs. SuperSport. com looks at who they are and what the expectations might be for them this season. CHIPPA UNITEDDaine KlateKlate has been handed bis first head coach role after impressing in the Chippa United DStv Diski Challenge side, and replaces Kurt Lentjies, who was somewhat surprisingly given the boot at the end of last season despite leading the side to safety from relegation.
He must also contend with a CAF Confederation Cup campaign, a reward for Gallants’ runner-up place in the Nedbank Cup last season. He has been brought in as a modern, fresh thinker who will take the squad forward with new ideas. Time will tell if he can handle the heat in Limpopo. ORLANDO PIRATESJose RiveiroThe Spanish coach was a left-field pick for Orlando Pirates, but one of a number they have made in recent years with mixed success. He comes having done well in Finland, but this will be a totally different experience with much greater expectations on his shoulders. Pirates go into every game needing to win it, that is the level he has to operate now and coming from sedate Finland, he will have to get used to the vociferous Ghost and their demands if things start going south. But like Folz, he has been signed as a coach with progressive ideas and someone who can bring a new outlook on things to the club.
But they allowed Mamelodi Sundowns to launch a comeback and snatch the Premier Soccer League title on the last day of the season. Having last claimed any piece of silverware when they won the 2014/15 league title, it was a missed opportunity for the Soweto giants. PSL action was suspended due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and Middendorp blames some of his former players for returning unfit. WHAT THEY SAID: “We had no influence to keep players straight into the day-to-day program on what we had before, ” Middendorp told iDiski Times. “We had workshops twice a month with the players together to keep them in unison, and when the league was stopped in March until June, we had no control.
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... After making is name in the PSL with Bloemfontein