Leal to leave Rise & Shine


KickOff.com has established that Leal will actually be out of contract at the end of the month and will not be continuing with the club.

Polokwane have in the meantime already started looking elsewhere for a replacement, with the veteran coach already considering his options after arriving back in the country over the past weekend.

In his time working in South Africa, Leal saved AmaZulu from the drop by winning the Mvela Platinum Play-Offs in 2007 during his brief spell in Durban, and then went on to win the Nedbank Cup with Moroka Swallows two years later after yet another short stay with The Dube Birds which lasted just a year.

Though he also had another brief spell at Orlando Pirates, he won the 2011 MTN8 and the 2011 Telkom KnockOut Cup, after which he then headed back home to Brazil due to pressing family matters.

Back with Polokwane late last year he had to deal with a delay in the issuing of his work-permit and when he was eventually allowed to sit on the bench, he guided Rise and Shine to safety.

Polokwane are conducting trials this weekend which will be overseen by the club’s team manager Bernard Molekwa with assistance from Makweni Mayala.