• Vukusic quits Polokwane City

    Polokwane City Coach Jozef Vukusic

    Polokwane City coach Jozef Vukusic has confirmed that he is leaving Rise and Shine after a successful season with the club.

    The Slovakian coach guided Rise and Shine to a fifth-place finish in Absa Premiership and will leave the club in the hands of assistant coach Bernard Molekwa.

    Having arrived at Polokwane at the beginning of the season to replace Belgian coach Luc Eymael, Vukusic managed to secure 11 wins and netting 38 goals in the process, while helping the club qualify for the MTN8 next season.

    ‘I have decided to leave Polokwane City. I have already informed Bernard Molekwa (City team manager and assistant coach) because I worked closely with him at the club. Over the few days, I will inform the chairman (Johnny Mogaladi) that I’m leaving,’ Vukusic told Phakaaathi.

    ‘Like I said to you last week that I’ll speak to my family about my future and we felt that the best way was for me not to continue with Polokwane.

    ‘I wanted to be fair to Polokwane and let them be aware now that I’m leaving so that they could have time to look for my replacement. I did that out of respect for the club and my chairman, and of course the supporters who have been kind to me.

    However, the 54-year-old coach insists that he is not looking for employment just yet as he would like to resolve his contract issues with the club before he is free to join a new club.

    ‘No, the process of finding a new job will start when I have finalised terminating my contract with Polokwane. I want to finish my relationship with them first, it’s only fair to do that,’ he added.

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