ABC Motsepe League

Papi Zothwane gets new coaching job

Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Papi Zothwane has secured a new coaching job after a few months with no club.

Zothwane was last in the books of now-defunct Uthongathi FC while they were still in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

But the club was recently sold to Milford FC who are also from KwaZulu-Natal. This left the 42-year-old and his entire technical team at Uthongathi jobless due to the sale.


News reaching FARPost is that Zothwane has now been appointed as head coach of KwaZulu-Natal ABC Motsepe League side Dlangezwa Hellenic FC. He will be assisted by his younger brother Nhlanhla Zothwane who is also a former professional footballer.

The appointment of Zothwane comes after Hellenic fired their entire technical staff due to poor results.

The club is yet to register a win this season with one loss and a draw in their opening two matches. The new coaching staff will be on the bench when they take on Ozyn Academy at Empangeni Rugby Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Papi Zothwane gets a new coaching job
Papi Zothwane

Hellenic are currently at position eight in stream A which consists of 10 clubs. They are in the same stream as former Provincial champions Summerfield Dynamos who were once coached by Clinton Larsen.


Meanwhile, most clubs in the KZN ABC Motsepe League have played three rounds of matches each with some having played two matches each.

Midlands Wanderers are the leaders in stream A with seven points followed by Summerfield Dynamos with six. Durban Pioneers who recently signed former Kaizer Chiefs defender Sibusiso Khumalo are bottom of the stream with no points.

In stream B, Mkhambathi FC are on top of the log with three wins in their three opening matches.

They are followed by former Champions Umvoti FC who are on six points. Last season’s provincial champions Umsinga United are at position six having only won one match from their two opening fixtures.

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