Mabedi fired at Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs have fired Malawian football legend Patrick Mabedi as assistant coach along with head coach Giovanni Solinas following poor run of results in the 2018/2019 season.

According to information available to this publication, the former Chief’s captain saw his contract terminated after spending nearly three years at the club.

“We would like to express our gratitude to both for all the efforts during their time at Kaizer Chiefs and wish them well,” the club said.

Chiefs added on their website: “The club will make further announcements in due course.”

They had played the patience game with previous coach Steve Komphela, who survived for three seasons despite not bringing any trophies home to Naturena.

But the Amakhosi hierarchy had waited just five months before sacking Italian Solinas.

The last straw was the 2-1 defeat to Zanzibar minnows Zimamoto in the Caf Confederation Cup this week, even though Chiefs still qualified for the next round on aggregate.

Chiefs had suffered consecutive defeats to Orlando Pirates and are languishing in 11th position on the Premiership log, with just four victories in 11 games.

They club is yet to announce a replacement for Solinas, although there have been rumours on social media this week naming former Amakhosi coach Vladimir Vermezovic and ex-Pirates boss Ruud Krol as possible candidates.

Former star player Doctor Khumalo is also perennially linked for a return “home”.

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