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Gallants Appoint New Head Coach

Marumo Gallants have appointed Steven Polack as their new head coach following an indifferent start to the Motsepe Foundation Championship season.

The Englishman, who holds a UEFA Pro License replaces Pitso Dladla, who has been redeployed as an assistant coach while Rodney Moroka has been relieved of his duties.

Fani Mthethwa, formerly of Baroka FC, also joins the technical team as his additional assistant coach as they look to form a promotion push to the DStv Premiership.

“The past is the past – I am not concerned with what has happened at the club prior to my arrival. My focus is on the future, and a fresh start for Gallants,” Polack said.

“I would like to thank the club Chairman Mr Abram Sello for this opportunity, and look forward to meeting and working with the team.”

The 64-year-old holds extensive experience have started his managerial career over two decades ago with Finnish club FC Inter Turku, where he led them from the third tier to the top-flight.

He also went on to win trophies in Ghana with Berekum Chelsea, Asante Kotoko and the Kenya Premier League title and Super Cup with Gor Mahia in the 2019/20 season.

Gallants, who reached the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final last season but suffered relegation are tenth in the second tier with 15 points from their opening 12 games, seven points off league leaders Orbit College.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.