Free State Stars have confirmed the appointment of Serbian mentor Nikola Kavazovic after weeks of speculation.The position of head coach became vacant after former coach Belgian Luc Eymael parted ways with the club over a month ago.
Nonetheless, Kavazovic, who was in charge of Township Rollers and most recently Kenyan outfit AFC Leopards has seen his previous exploits being noticed as he was linked with several top jobs including the Kaizer Chiefs head coach post after Steve Komphela was sacked at the end of 2017/2018 season.
Ea Lla Koto announced on Twitter on Thursday morning that the former coach of Botswana’s Township Rollers has signed a two and half years contract and will be assisted by former caretaker coaches David Vilakazi and Selaotse Mosala.
“We really took our time in searching for the new coach‚ we made sure we choose the right man for the job‚” said Stars General Manager Rantsi Mokoena.
Stars did take their time to make the announcement, and Mokoena explained why.He added.”It was important to get all our ducks in a row before we confirm the coach because anything can happen. I don’t think we were ever in a hurry because we our next game is on January 5 next year.”
The coach brings vast experience to our league, having coached Botswana’s Township Rollers and recently for the very first time in their history, Rollers qualified for the Champions League.“He is a strong believer of youth players and what I also liked about the coach is that when he was introduced to the players he knew their names.”
For more you can read the tweets below:
It's official coach Nikola Kavazovic has ditched AFC Leopards for Free State Stars of South Africa. The Serbian, who was given time off to attend to "family matters" by Ingwe has signed two and a half years contract with the PSL side. pic.twitter.com/XQLdpSUbHO
— Bonface Osano (@bonfaceosano) December 20, 2018
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