One Free State club decided to part ways with their coach, while their neighbours have provided an update on their technical team in preparation for next season.
With Free State Stars having parted ways with Serbian coach Nikola Kavazovic, after he led the team to automatic relegation at the end of the 2018/19 season, Bloemfontein Celtic have provided an update on the future of Lehlohonolo Seema, who has been in charge of the team with Simon Gopane and John Maduka since December, following the departure of Steve Komphela from the club.
Celtic finished the season with 40 points from 11 wins and seven draws, and in eighth place on the Absa Premiership log, as they beat Kaizer Chiefs by one point to the top eight position.
Celtic’s chairman, Max Tshabalala, told the Siya crew that the Mangaung club has no plans to tamper with the technical team.
“I’ve got a coach. If you say that Seema and Maduka are not coaches, look at coaches from overseas and others that have been fighting relegation and have been under them (Seema and Maduka) on the log,” said the chairman.
“A coach is not about experience and stuff, he’s about what he can deliver. They have delivered. They have delivered under very stressful and challenging conditions and you must quote me on that. If they can be above some of the local and international coaches like that, how can I say they are not coaches? We are going to give them longer contracts to work with the team,” confirmed the Siwelele boss.