Chiefs appoint Patrick Mabedi as interim coach


JOHANNESBURG, April 23 – Following the resignation of coach Steve Komphela over the weekend, Kaizer Chiefs on Monday appointed Patrick Mabedi as interim coach for the remainder of the season.

The Malawian Mabedi was the assistant to Komphela this season.

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 tasted glory on the African continent, winning the 2001 African Cup Winners’ Cup.

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.

Chiefs, meanwhile, the search is on to find a new coach for next season.