SA Midfielder Takes Head Coaching Role In Europe
South African Midfielder Turns Head Coach Overseas
A 32-year-old South African, who has been playing his football overseas for the last eight years, has been appointed as head coach of a club in Finland.
News reaching the Siya crew is that Leroy Maluka has been appointed head coach of Tampere United in Kakkonen, which is the third highest level of football in Finland.
Following the Finnish club’s decision to part ways with Mikko Makela and Markus Halme, who have been the team’s coaches, Cape Town-born Maluka has been tasked with leading the side going forward.
The former Ikapa Sporting midfielder, who has been on the books of four different clubs in Finland since leaving the Mother City in 2010, has been roped in as a player-coach for United.
“I have done my UEFA B coaching license and has signed a six-month deal with Tampere United in Finland after their coach decided to quit. It is a deal of being a head coach,” confirmed Maluka to the Siya crew.