Former Kaizer Chiefs star Doctor Khumalo could be heading for the exit door at Baroka

Ignat Manjoo
The Amakhosi legend could soon be on the lookout for a new job as the club are yet to make a decision on his future

The future of Kaizer Chiefs legend Doctor Khumalo seems to be hanging in the balance following the appointment of Zambian Wedson Nyirenda as Baroka's new head coach.

Khumalo who has been tipped for a potential return to Naturena with the club yet to appoint a replacement for coach Steve Komphela, was appointed as Baroka technical director, only for the 50-year-old to later hold down the fort after the club’s decision to part with another coach in MacDonald Makhubedu.

Nonetheless, in light of the club’s recent appointment, Baroka chairman Khurishi Mphahlele has expressed uncertainty surrounding the future of Khumalo.

Khumalo’s contract is set to run out at the end of the month, and the Baroka boss admits that that the club are yet to make a decision and are waiting on former Amakhosi striker Nyirenda to indicate whether or not he wants to keep Khumalo at the club.

“We’re still going to decide on Doctor’s future,” Mphahlele told SunSport.

“His (Doctor’s) contract with Baroka will end at the end of this month,” he added.

“I’m waiting Nyirenda to tell me whether he will need Doctor’s services or not,” he continued.

Khumalo was brought on board as the club looked to offer then coach Kgoloko Thobejane some technical guidance, only for the coach to be given the sack later in the season.

“Doctor joined us to help our former coach Kgoloko Thobejane. We don’t want to interfere with the new coach’s job and want him to work with his own people,” he said.

“So, I’m waiting to hear from Nyirenda,” he concluded.

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According to reports Khumalo was not present at the unveiling of Nyirenda on a two-year-deal leading to much speculation surrounding his future.

Meanwhile, Mphahlele has revealed satisfaction with the club’s latest coup. Nyiranda was most recently on the books of the Zambia national team, but stepped down in order to take over at the Limpopo-based outfit.

“Firstly, Nyirenda is a very humble person and if you look at his track record, you will be impressed,” Mphahlele concluded.