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Keenin Lesch to be appointed new Vasco da Gama coach

Posted: 5 June 2013 Time: 19:53

First division outfit Vasco da Gama are set to appoint former captain Keenin Lesch as their new head coach.

KickOff.com can reveal that deal to have the 32-year-old as the new coach has already been agreed on in principle, but he will only be officially announced once all the paperwork regarding his contract has been finalized.

Lesch takes over from Tony de Nobrega, who has been in charge for the past two seasons.

The shock appointment means he will immediately hang up his boots, having spent the past season turning out for Milano United – another Cape Town-based First Division team.

Lesch was groomed at Cape Town Spurs juniors before moving on to make his PSL debut at Santos during the 2000/01 season.

However, due to the demands of his job at the Sports Science Institute he spent most of his playing career in the lower divisions with Saxon Rovers, Avendale Athletico and Vasco, whom he helped win promotion to the top-flight in 2010.

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 11:21 pm
Shoh at 32 he is hanging his boots to become a coach while there are a ton of madalas in the PSL still playing and exposed by kids week in week out (Booth, Legwhathi, Benni etc,dont even know how many madalas Swallows has)

well good luck to him,hope he is respected by the players
SOCCERKING
posted: 08:29 am
YOU GOT TO BE JOKING LMAO. NFD LEGEND LOL
Milestone-aka-Da~Sh!t
posted: 09:56 am
Unfortunately this man never made a proper impact in the PSL, shame he will definitely be more acknowledged and get more recognition from Mvela..
jammie246
posted: 10:16 am
I think he will do a fantastic Job ....You don't need to be a legend in football to coach a team... I can name a few legends that has been unsuccessful locally and internationally. If you have the right mind set off and on the pitch with your players u can achieve higher levels.

GOODLUCK Keenan...
shadowforlife
posted: 10:31 am
we dont care about this stupid thing.. we wanna know abt the NFD play offs Mr cowditor......
Pirates is a medium team CHIEFS is BIG
posted: 10:51 am
Good luck. I hope they give enough chance to see what you have as a coach. Our coumtry is notorious for neglecting its own talent.
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