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Former Bloemfontein Celtic and Jomo Cosmos defender Cheslyn Jampies not being retained by Richards Bay FC

Posted: 16 June 2018 Time: 08:00

Former Bloemfontein Celtic and Jomo Cosmos defender Cheslyn Jampies is on the move again.

Jampies, who played six games for Richards Bay FC after joining them in October 2017, will not be retained by the club, according to its new coach Brandon Truter.

"No, I'm not looking to retain him," says Truter, who previously worked with the 28-year-old in Santos’ youth ranks.

"He didn't play many games last season and also the club deemed him surplus to requirements.

"I'd have liked to have a look at him but his performances didn't warrant another contract."

The fullback, who earned a Bafana Bafana call-up two years ago, has barely played since leaving Bloemfontein Celtic in November 2016 following a disciplinary hearing.

Meanwhile, Truter is relishing the challenge of steering The Natal Rich Boys, who finished 12th in the NFD in their first season under caretaker coach Sello Ntuli following the exits of Roger Sikhakhane and Jean Loscuito.

Sifiso Biyela formed the club after AmaZulu bought the topflight status of the now-defunct Thanda Royal Zulu.

"Definitely I'm looking forward to the challenge. It is a job that I'm looking forward to. Even with the era of Thanda Royal Zulu and the community of where it is situated ... it is the club that offers so much," says Truter, who was in charge of Cape Town All Stars last term.

"In the NFD the demands on every coach is to win promotion. The club, in a way, has won it before. I think it has always been the goal to win the league and promotion. That is the mandate the club has ... it is also the mandate I have personally as well."

Truter has penned a one-year contract with the second-tier club with an option to renew.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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