All Stars trust in Etafia


Etafia arrived at All Stars in September, 2016 as a goalkeeper coach following the appointment of Patrick Mabedi as a replacement for Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane, but stayed on after the former Kaizer Chiefs captain left after just two weeks in charge.

The Nigerian then worked as second in command to Dylan Deane before eventually taking over at the end of October.

In his time in charge, the former Moroka Swallows goalkeeper has moved All Stars off the bottom of the standings to the first position of safety in 14th place, while guiding the club to the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup.

This website has also been informed that Etafia has been asked by club boss Lunga Ntwana to bring in an assistant of his choice in January after working alone during his reign in charge.

Etafia also took up the responsibilities of goalkeeper coaching over the last two months, but has been asked to bring in another member to work with him in the technical team.

“The club made recommendations of coaches mostly from Cape Town but Greg was not comfortable with working with any of them which is why the club then asked him to recommend his own man. Apparently the club already has a name from Greg and talks are ongoing,” says a source.

The 34-year-old was briefly in charge at the tail end of Moroka Swallows’ campaign in the First Division last term after Ian Gorowa dumped the club.