Troughton takes over at Durban Stars


Troughton has been part of AmaTuks for almost 10 years.

He started coaching the junior teams until he was promoted to the first team last season when he took over from Steve Haupt.

He took Tuks to the Platinum Playoffs where they lost to AmaZulu last May.

_quote “I have moved on, I am now at Durban Stars as we speak. Call me later,” he says.

Confirming the acquisition of Troughton’s services, Stars’ boss Phindani Nene says he believes they have made a wise decision in settling for Troughton who started working on Tuesday ahead of their weekend game against Ikapa Sporting.

“I can confirm that we have employed Sammy as our new head coach and he will decide on who he wants as his assistants.

“We are currently sorting out his registration card, but we have given him the mandate of improving the club’s position on the standings before he plans for next season.

“Our belief in Sammy stems from the fact that he has worked with young players in the past and understands what it is to work with limited financial resources.”

Nene also discloses that Walter da Silva has been redeployed to work in the development ranks while Calvin Petersen has parted ways with the club.