Deane Leaves All Stars, Morris Out At Steenberg

January 27, 2021

Cape Town All Stars have announced they have parted ways with Head Coach Dylan Deane, while Nasief Morris was let go by Steenberg United 24 hours later.

The All Stars news was confirmed on Wednesday evening, a day after All Stars lost to Jomo Cosmos in the GladAfrica Championship.

The loss to Cosmos was the fourth consecutive defeat for the club.

Prior to that run, All Stars were the last team to be unbeaten in the league, going seven matches without defeat, but in the past two weeks lost to Free State Stars, Steenberg United, Cape Town Spurs and Cosmos.

It should also be noted that five of the seven games in their undefeated run were draws.

Deane took charge at All Stars ahead of the 2020/2021 season as the club returned to the league, having taken over the franchise they had previously sold to TS Galaxy.

It was a return to the club, having had 3 previous stints at the club, as head coach and assistant, before they sold their status in 2018.

He was brought in with assistant Sinethemba Badela and goalkeeper coach Calvin Marlin, and they assembled the squad from scratch. Thobela Bikwani was added as an assistant at the start of the year.

But with All Stars lingering in 13th spot, with 11 points after 11 games, owner Lunga Ncwana has made the decision to sack the former Ajax Cape Town assistant coach.

Morris was released by Steenberg 24 hours later. The former Bafana Bafana defender was appointed at the start of the season, and also had to assemble a squad from scratch, after all of last season’s players contracts expired.

Prior to joining Steenberg, he had been Head Coach of The Magic in the ABC Motsepe Leagues. He had also worked at Ikapa Sporting before that.

Steenberg were were in 14th spot, also with 11 points from 11 games.

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