Migne aims for top eight finish with Gallants


Marumo Gallants coach Sebastien Migne has embraced the new challenge of working in South Africa for the first time in his career.

The Frenchman was appointed as the new man in charge at Bahlabane ba Ntwa last week, to take over from Dylan Kerr, who surprisingly was allowed to leave despite bringing the Nedbank trophy and helped the club survive relegation.

The former DR Congo, Kenya and Equatorial Guinea national team head coach will be assisted by Jean-Francois Losciuto, who previously coached Richards Bay and Black Leopards.

The 48-year-old says he has a feeling that together with his management they will achieve something great in the upcoming season.

“I want to continue to develop the level of the team. I know it will be difficult but I will try and put my best and maybe to achieve a top eight, we will see,” said Migne.

“It will depend on how we work during our preparations but I am sure with a good philosophy, with a good atmosphere and of course with good players, we can achieve that. I know the Board have good plans to build something strong with Marumo so I will try to give my best.

“We need to keep humility, I am not here to change everything just to bring my passion, philosophy and experience. All together I have a good feeling that we can achieve something interesting,” he added.

Gallants are already back for pre-season and have announced a few new signings such as forward Zaid Patel‚ Zimbabwean midfielder Learnmore Muyambo and winger Joreon Lumu.

Former Black Leopards goalkeeper King Ndlovu, as well as former Polokwane defender Nicholas Motloung also started training with the club last week, with the hope of securing a contract.

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By Ofhani Munyai