African Warriors have hired David Vilakazi to coach the side in the remaining few games of their 2013/14 NFD campaign and beyond.
The former Platinum Stars and Bloemfontein Young Tigers coach has been in football limbo, after deciding to focus on his other career as a school teacher.
Vilakazi is joining the Free State outfit as a replacement for Thami Ngubane who left the side for Thanda Zulu Royal earlier this season.
Vilakazi was one of the observers at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium when Warriors beat Roses United 3-1 on Wednesday.
“I am excited to be back after spending some time without a team. The management of the team welcomed me with warm hands.
"But as much as one is happy I have to admit that I will be under tremendous pressure. I am hoping not to disappoint - but to be equal to what is expected from me.
"I had a chance of watching the team before I took over. We need to correct some of the defensive errors for us to achieve our goal. The players are very good when going forward. I just need to help them to be more aggressive in front of goals,” said Vilakazi.
The club confirmed that Abram Nteo will remain in the technical team as assistant coach to Vilakazi.