Patrick Mabedi appointed Kaizer Chiefs interim coach

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Amakhosi confirmed in a statement that Mabedi will be in charge of the remaining three league matches, and that he will be assisted by Zwane

Kaizer Chiefs have announced Patrick Mabedi as their head coach for the remainder of the season. 

This follows the resignation of Steve Komphela on Saturday night, after Amakhosi were knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by Free State Stars in Durban. 

Mabedi, who captained the Glamour Boys during his playing days, took charge of his first training session on Sunday as the team prepares for Tuesday's league encounter against Golden Arrows. 

The Malawian was Komphela's assistant after returning to the club at the start of the current campaign. 

Chiefs also announced that Mabedi will be assisted by Arthur Zwane, another former player who served the club with distinction during his playing days. 

According to the Soweto giants, the search for Komphela's replacement is underway. 

Here's the statement as released by Chiefs on Monday: 

Following the resignation of head coach Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs have decided that Patrick Mabedi will take charge of the first team for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season. The Malawian was the assistant to Komphela.

Mabedi played for Amakhosi from 1998 to 2006. The former defender captained the side to back-to-back Premiership titles in 2004 and 2005, while he was also part of the team that won glory on the African continent, winning the 2001 African Cup Winners’ Cup.

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The 44-year-old returned to Chiefs at the beginning of this season from Cape Town All Stars, where he was the head coach.

Mabedi will be assisted on the bench by Arthur Zwane, who is in charge of Chiefs’ reserve team. Zwane joined Amakhosi in 2000, playing for the first team until 2010.

In the meantime, the search is on to find a new coach for next season.

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