NWU Vaal and coach Tebello Kheswa have amicably decided to go their separate ways.
‘Benza,’ as he is popularly known by football lovers won the SAB League twice in a row in 2018 and 2019. Having failed to get a promotion previously, he came back a season later to get the club to the ABC Motsepe League.
Kheswa was in charge of the team on two occasions, his first game of the season ended in a comfortable 2-0 win over Dube Continental and succumbed to a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Highlands Park.
“Coach Tebello as we all know is no longer with us. Like I just said it was an amicable decision, both parties agreed that they are parting ways, there wasn’t a disagreement in the two parties continuing together. So, it’s going to be hard for the players, staff, technical team and for everyone. It’s very difficult you know, to think of it that Coach Benza is no longer with us,” confirmed the club’s media officer Tankiso Mokatsanyane.
In the meantime, assistant coach Thabiso Nakane will now lead the team moving forward as the new head coach.
“Coach Nakane has been moved up to the head coach position. He was previously Benza’s assistant coach so he has taken over as the head coach,” Mokatsanyane told FARPost.
“Now the only vacant position that we have in the club is of assistant coach of which we have an idea of the people that we want, but that’s the bad news coming from ‘The Purple Army’, it’s extremely difficult for us.”
The side will play away against Wits University on the 23rd of March 2021 at the Wits University Stadium.
“We are going to play against Wits with the new coach in charge and we believe in everything that we have. We are going for broke on Tuesday, though there are changes in the technical team. It’s always going to be difficult but that’s how the cookie crumbles and that’s the nature of football. We move on without Coach Benza, it’s a New Era now and we will take the challenge,” concludes the club’s media officer.
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By Sharon Mochadibane