Thidiela fed-up with foreign coaches


Black Leopards boss David Thidiela has explained why he opted for a local coach as a replacement for Luc Eymael.

Thidiela has since appointed former AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson as their new coach following Eymael’s resignation last week, explaining that he is fed-up of running abroad to bring coaches in, only for them to end up disappointing.

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“I am tired of going outside the country and then only to get disappointed,” Thidiela tells

“Cavin is a son of the soil, and a very humble man. I have great respect for him, and I have always followed his coaching career at a distance.

“I have always loved his work. He believes in youth and this is one of the main reasons that attracted me to him.”

Thidiela further revealed that he will allow Johnson to assess his squad before thinking of bringing in any new players in the current transfer window period.

“We will give the coach all the necessary support. He will tell us what he needs and we will all support him. He will assess the squad and we will hear from his report,” he adds.