• Amakhosi appoint Mabedi as assistant coach

    Kaizer Chiefs' new assistant coach Patrick Mabedi Kaizer Chiefs' mew assistant coach Patrick Mabedi

    Kaizer Chiefs have announced that former Amakhosi captain Patrick Mabedi has joined Steve Komphela’s technical team as the club’s new assistant coach, writes DYLAN APPOLIS.

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    The 43-year-old, who spent eight years playing for the Glamour Boys from 1998 till 2006 (scoring seven goals from 205 appearances), played a crucial role in helping Amakhosi claim their first league title in 12 years after clinching the title by six points ahead of second-place Ajax Cape Town, with only three defeats the entire campaign.

    The Malawian formed a solid partnership with Fabian McCarthy as Chiefs’ last line of defence under then-coach Ted Dumitru and added three trophies to his name, including back-to-back league titles in 2003-04 and 2004-05 respectively, while also claiming the Mandela Cup back in 2001.

    Mabedi captained the side from 2003 and led the team until 2006 when he parted ways with the club and joined Moroka Swallows, where he stayed until 2008 (netting one goal from 33 appearances) before calling time on his career at the end of the 2008-09 season.

    The former Malawian defender, who joins the clubs following his spell as the head coach of Cape Town All Stars, signed a two-year deal with the club from 1 July 2017.

    ‘I am happy to be back home,’ Mabedi said.

    ‘I look forward to making a contribution to the success of this great institution. This is a privilege. I wish to thank the club management for this opportunity.’

    Mabedi began his coaching career as the head, youth department, for Swallows from 2011 till 2015 and was later appointed as their assistant coach during the 2014-15 season under Craig Rosslee.

    The following season he left Swallows and joined Mpumalanga Black Aces, and spent the season as their assistant coach to Mushin Ertugral when they finished fourth in the Absa Premiership, 24 points behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

    The former Big Bullets defender had a brief spell as the assistant coach of the Malawian national team, before taking up the role of head coach of Cape Town All Stars, guiding them to a ninth-place finish in the 2016-17 National First Division season.

    Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

    This story originally appeared on SportsClub.co.za

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