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Official: Bay Appoint Tembo As New Coach

Richards Bay have finally found their new coach and it is Kaitano Tembo, as was revealed by this website earlier.

Tembo has been without a club after he was released by Sekhukhune United during the FIFA World Cup in November and December last year, when he was replaced by Brandon Truter.

The former SuperSport United coach replaces Vasili Manousakis, who was sacked at the end of last season following a poor showing in the second half of the campaign, winning just one game.

Bay were then interested in appointing Mandla Ncikazi from Orlando Pirates and everything was agreed, but the move was stopped in the last minute despite chairman Sifiso Biyela having spoken to Bucs supremo Irvin Khoza.

It meant chairman Biyela had to go and find another coach, as Ncikazi was on top of his list after he felt the Pirates assistant can lead his side to a better place, having done well with Golden Arrows with a shoe string budget.

Tembo, who won the MTN8 with SuperSport – the club he spent 23 years at, will be assisted by Siboniso Gumede. The latter and Sibusiso Msomi have been running the club’s pre-season plans so far.

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' former KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN. Robin-Duke has left iDiski Times.