Kanalelo leaves UNAM for Maritzburg

06 Dec 2018 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 06 DEC (NAMPA) – University of Namibia (UNAM) Football Club head coach and Brave Warriors assistant coach, Ronny Kanalelo has resigned from his club to pursue a coaching career in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) with Maritzburg United.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, the former national team captain and goalkeeper said he was offered a job in the Maritzburg team and he took the offer.
“I will know my role in the technical team by tomorrow. The club knows my capabilities and they also know how passionate I am about coaching. I am looking forward to this new challenge. I know the coach as we worked together before, so I know what to expect,” Kanalelo said.
He added that he will be available for the Brave Warriors until the expiry of head coach Ricardo Mannetti’s contract in the middle of next year, from where he will consider his position as assistant coach.
UNAM Football Club Board Chairperson Frednard Gideon confirmed to Nampa that they had received Kanalelo’s resignation letter.
“We discussed the issue with the coach and we had no choice but to accept his resignation. Assistant coach James Britz will be in charge until January, from where we will make a new appointment. As a club we wish Kanalelo all the best,” said Gideon.
He added that they will look at local coaches first before casting their net wider.
Kanalelo leaves UNAM in the relegation zone on position 13 of the 16-member log with one win, one draw and one defeat, giving them four points.
Maritzburg United are currently being coached by Fadluraghman Davids, who is assisted by Mahier Davids and Siya Mdluli.
The team is currently sitting in position 12 in the PSL.
They will play Black Leopards on 12 December at home before travelling to Supersport United in Pretoria.
They will finish off this year’s programme with a home match against Baroka before breaking for the festive season.
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