CAPE TOWN – At least three new coaches will formally step into the highlight this weekend when the new PSL season kicks off with the MTN quarter-finals.
Kaizer Chiefs, essentially the most adorned membership in South African soccer, will entice the lions’ share of consideration as new coach Gavin Hunt will uncover the cruel glare of the nation’s most passionate and demanding followers.
On Saturday although, it will likely be vastly totally different as a result of the match will likely be performed behind closed doorways at Soccer City, however nothing will cease hordes of followers airing their views on social media platforms.
Former Chiefs mentor Mushin Ertugral sounded a warning to Hunt in a current media interview.
“Every weekend you will be under a microscope with the performance and you have to deal with the pressure that comes with it.
“Gavin (Hunt) is a winner that knows how to win a trophy, but it is different to prepare and guide a team of Chiefs’ stature.”
Chiefs are up in opposition to Eric Tinkler’s Maritzburg United who had been one of many shock packages final season.
Under Tinkler, the crew improved in leaps and bounds and retained a good measure of consistency because the season wore on.
Tinkler, whereas working at a number of golf equipment up to now, would have ready many groups that had been coached by Hunt.
He has proved to be an astute coach and will give you a superb plan for the Chiefs.
After the Chiefs match on Sunday, Sundowns host Bloemfontein Celtic in Pretoria.
The groups met final month within the Nedbank Cup ultimate which Sundowns received moderately unconvincingly.
This time Celtic it will likely be going through a vastly totally different Sundowns following the departure of coach Pitso Mosimane.
With the arrival of Steve Komphela yesterday morning, Sundowns will now have three coaches.
Rulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi have already been appointed joint head coaches and Komphela has been named as senior coach.
It is an uncommon set-up and could possibly be a recipe for catastrophe because the three coaches would possibly attempt to impose their authority on the gamers in the course of the week main as much as Sunday’s match.
Mnqgithi is the senior man within the triumvirate and he’ll really feel the warmth greater than anybody else if Celtic run Sundowns shut once more.
Over on the Limpopo-based Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM), there’s nonetheless uncertainty about who will coach the crew.
Former Highlands Park coach Owen da Gama was within the operating however recently, TTM have been courting former Chippa United coach Norman Mapeza.
By yesterday TTM have nonetheless not named their coach because the squad put together for Saturday’s dwelling quarter-final in opposition to SuperSport United.