Sekhukhune Officially Unveil Kaitano Tembo As New Coach

South African premier league side Sekhukhune United have officially unveiled Zimbabwe international coach Kaitano Tembo as the new head coach in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The 51-year-old former Supersport United mentor made his first public appearane as Babina Noko coach, after the club last week confirmed the appointment of the Zimbabwean as the man to head the team starting from next season.

With more than eight years of experience and a proud holder of SAFA A license Level 2, CAF A license 2 and KNBV international course, Tembo is expected to imitate or better the achievements he had with Supersport United.

Tembo has served the club for 23 years, first as a player in 1999 before moving into a coaching role, serving as an assistant to Gavin Hunt, Stuart Baxter, and Eric Tinkler, and then taking over as head coach in 2018.

During his time as coach, Tembo reached two MTN8 Cup Finals, winning his maiden trophy against Highlands Park in 2019.

Having also coached in the academy, the Zimbabwean was instrumental in drafting young players into the first team squad.

Speaking via the club’s media, the former Dynamos and Warriors defender highlighted his excitement at being appointed to Sekhukhune’s technical team set up.

“Thank you to the Chairman of Sekhukhune United Mr. Simon Malatjie for choosing me to lead this great team and to be part of their long-term vision in the Dstv premiership league. It is the same vision and drive that motivated me to be part of Babina Noko family.

“It is my desire that Sekhukhune must be up there fighting for silverware to make their supporters happy.

“I am looking forward to have a long-lasting working relationship with management, players and members of the technical team.

“I cannot wait to start preparations for the next season,” said Tembo.

Speaking on Tembo’s appointment Sekhukhune club Chairman Mr. Malatjie welcomed the former Supersport United coach and believe his addition will add value to the team to reach their goals.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Tembo to Babina Noko family. We are very much excited to have Mr. Tembo in our team and we believe he will assist us in achieving the goals we have set ourselves as Sekhukhune FC, we wish him well in this journey,” said Malatjie.

Tembo will join Willard Katsande, the only Zimbabwean left at the club after the release of Tapuwa Kapini, Charlton Mashumba and Evans Rusike.

*Photo Credit To Sekhukhune United Media.

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