Agent: Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo yet to decide future

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Ignat Manjoo
Although they are yet to decide on the legend’s future, Mahlakgane has ruled out Khumalo’s return to Kaizer Chiefs for now

Doctor Khumalo’s agent Jazzman Mahlakgane has confirmed that Khumalo has parted ways with Baroka FC.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder was appointed as technical director at Bakgaga Ba Mphahele at the beginning of the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.

He also served as interim coach after Kgoloko Thobejane and MacDonald Makhubedu were released midway through the previous season.

With many expecting the club to appoint the former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach on a permanent basis, they roped in former Zambian national team coach Wedson Nyirenda on a two-year deal.

On the other hand, Nyirenda expressed that he would welcome an opportunity to work with his ex-Amakhosi teammate, but the club released a statement this week confirming that ‘16V’ has left the club.

Speaking to Goal, Mahlakgane said they will entertain offers at the end of the 2018 Fifa World Cup as Khumalo is busy with television work with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Moreover, with Chiefs yet to announce a new coach to replace Steve Komphela who resigned in April this year, many have called for Khumalo’s return to Naturena.

But according to his agent’s sentiments, a return to Chiefs looks unlikely for now, yet the agent said they could not predict the future.

“Yes, he has left the club I can confirm that, but I cannot really say what the future looks like for now,” he told Goal.

“I think we will know and cannot decide about his future because he is busy with television work with the SABC for the World Cup,” he added.

“He is contracted to the SABC and we are not looking or have offers for now. We cannot say he will go back to coaching because it's too early,” said Mahlakgane.

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“Look, I cannot be able to tell you about the reasons why he left the club. I cannot say what is reported on the papers about him being expensive,” continued Mahlakgane.

"I am not in a space to talk about what happened in the past at Baroka, but to talk about his future. I think the press release is clear that they wanted to do away with the technical director position,” said the agent.

“I can’t really say he will go back to Chiefs because you will remember there was talk that he must return to Chiefs just after taking the job at Baroka. So, we cannot entertain such, but we will see and decide because there are no offers for now,” concluded Mahlakgane.

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