The South African football giants, Kaizer Chiefs have appointed former Malawi national team and Kaizer Chiefs defender Patrick Mabedi as the new Assistant Coach taking over the reigns from John Pantsil who was relieved from his duties by the club at the end of the 2016/17 season.
The Malawian born and an expert in penalties played for Amakhosi from 1998 to 2006 has penned a two year contract with Kaizer Chiefs and he will work under his former teammate Steve Kompela.
Until his appointment at Chiefs, Mabedi was the head coach at Capetown All Stars.
During his career as a defender at Glamour Boys, the 43 year old legend won alot of trophies with Amakhosi including the back to back Premiership titles in 2003/4 and 2004/5 plus the Mandela Cup in 2001. He also captained the team from 2003-2006 before leaving Chiefs for Moroka Swallows.
Commenting on his appointment, Mabedi said he is happy to go back where he belongs.
“I am happy to be back home and I look forward to making a contribution to the success of this biggest club in the country”, said Mabedi.
Meanwhile Patrick has urged Kaizer Chiefs supporters to rally behind the team so that they can reach their desired goals.
“I urge all supporters and the team management to support us so the we should be successfull and defend our brand always”, he concluded.