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Another PSL coach faces uncertain future

The ever-revolving coaching carousel in the PSL is poised to spin once again, as another mentor finds himself on the precipice of a potential departure.

The relentless pressure to deliver results in the Motsepe Foundation Championship coupled with the unforgiving scrutiny of fans has left another coach teetering on the brink of an unceremonious exit.

Some of the coaches who have been fired in the Motsepe Foundation Championship so far include the likes of Joel Masutha [Venda Football Club], Asanda Mvalo [Milford FC], Delano Hendricks [NB La Masia], Ashwin Sutton [Casric Stars] and Kwanele Kopo [Pretoria Callies].

This publication has been reliably informed that Pitso Dladla’s days at Motsepe Foundation Championship outfit Marumo Gallants are numbered, as the PSL coach is poised for a spin.

This comes after the side made a coaching change, citing that they want to improve the team’s performance moving forward in the SA football second tier. 

Gallants confirmed the appointment of Steven Polack as the club’s new head coach on Wednesday, 15 November following the club’s inconsistent results since the beginning of the campaign. The 64-year-old mentor began his duties with immediate effect.

The English football manager comes in with extensive experience having coached teams such as FC Inter Turku, Asante Kotoko, Gor Mahia, just to mention a few.  

Polack’s appointment as the new head coach at Bahlabane ba Ntwa saw Dladla demoted as an assistant coach. But it is only a matter of time the former Richards Bay coach part ways with the Limpopo club.

Motsepe Foundation Coach Pitso Dladla [middle] during Marumo Gallants' press conference.
Coach Pitso Dladla [middle] during Marumo Gallants’ press conference


Polack was appointed alongside coach Fani Mthethwa, who is set to serve as the club’s second assistant coach. With the former Baroka FC assistant coach roped in, one would say the writing is on the wall. 

As things stand, Gallants sit 10th on the log standings after 12 outings. The side have managed to collect 15 points, having won three games, drew six, and lost three in the process.


Gallants’ next fixture will be against arch-rivals Black Leopards. The Motsepe Foundation Championship Limpopo derby will take place on Saturday, 25 November 2023. 

The Kick-off is at 15:30 at Thohoyandou Stadium. This will be Polack’s first match in charge of Gallants.

Polack will be hoping to begin his tenure at Gallants with a win. Also, guide the team to the promised land.

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