NFD strugglers seek out Masutha

Posted: 14 November 2018 Time: 06:00

KickOff.com has learnt that Witbank Spurs have made contact with former Black Leopards head coach Joel Masutha with intentions of luring him to Emalahleni.

Masutha parted ways with Lidoda Duvha on Monday, while Siyavutha have been without a full-time coach since Zimbabwean mentor Rahman Gumbo was shown the door in October.

"Ja, Spurs management did contact Masutha today [Tuesday] and the two parties are currently in negotiations, but he told them that he will first have to sit down with his agent," a source close to the coach told this website.

Meanwhile, Spurs CEO Freddy Mapulane confirmed club chairman Themba Mafu took control of the side following the recent sacking of interim coach Vusi Mkhatshwa.

Mkhatshwa was released after a 1-0 loss at title contenders Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila FC earlier in the month.

Mafu marked his return to the bench on the weekend with a 2-1 home win over Ajax Cape Town, which left Spurs two points above the drop zone after 11 games.

"Chairman Mr Mafu was the one sitting on the bench this time around," Mapulane told KickOff.com.

"He will carry on as a caretaker. Vusi is gone, we've released Vusi. We released him after our game against Tshakhuma. Tsepho Ntia [assistant coach] is still here.

"[The] chairman knows the team, but his problem is that he didn't have time because he's got a full-time job that he is doing. We were trying to get somebody who is going to be full-time, but Ntia understands more and he is doing a good job.

"But the chairman is gonna avail himself during training sessions. For now until further sessions [the] chairman will be in charge. He will be there for afternoon sessions."

Article by: Sipho Mlotha

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