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Chiefs Fans Divided Over Potential Appointment Of Tunisian Coach Nabi

  • June 21, 2024
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Chiefs Fans Divided Over Potential Appointment Of Tunisian Coach Nabi

As Kaizer Chiefs are on the verge of announcing Tunisian-born Nasredine Nabi as their new head coach for next season, the news has sparked a division of opinion among Amakhosi fans.

Nabi, a highly experienced coach, is believed to have already signed a deal with the club. However, questions remain about whether the 58-year-old is the right man to lead Chiefs back to glory and reclaim their position as a top South African team.

The club is currently enduring a nine-year trophy drought and missed out on qualification for the MTN8 Cup next season after finishing a disappointing 10th in the DStv Premiership under interim coach Cavin Johnson, their worse finish in the PSL era.

With fans eager for a turnaround, coaching legend Paradise Moeketsi is optimistic about Nabi’s potential arrival.

“I think he (Nabi) won’t have a problem at Chiefs. I believe he is the right person for the job because he is neutral and because he is a big coach with a lot of experience,” said Moeketsi, who was a coach at Kaizer Chiefs development, Orlando Pirates reserves, Transnet School of Excellence, South African Universities team and Free State Stars as an assistant to Roy Barreto.

“Also, former players must stop being negative and start supporting the team and the coach. I can make example of Manchester United in England, their former players are always about the team, hence their downfall.”

Moeketsi suggests Nabi must prioritize early pre-season training to integrate with the players and identify weaknesses.

“He needs to disclose his plans for the team and what he must do is start with pre-season much earlier than other teams so that he can have enough time to work with the players. He needs to check the players himself and consult with coach Johnson,” he added.

“Another thing I think he should do is that he must do away with a lot of senior players and try to get a new goalkeeper at the club.”

It’s important to note that Nabi is currently under contract with AS Far in Morocco until 2025, but Chiefs have triggered to have him for next season.

Article by Tshepo Toko Ntsoelengoe 

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