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MacDonald Makhubedu coy on Seema’s situation at Sekhukhune

Sekhukhune United interim coach MacDonald Makhubedu was coy when he addressed the absence of Lehlohonolo Seema after their 1-0 loss to AmaZulu FC in a DStv Premiership match at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Seema was placed on “special leave” by the club Tuesday and was not on the bench when Babina Noko succumbed to the narrow defeat to AmaZulu.

However, the Limpopo club has yet to make any official statement regarding Seema’s situation at the club.

Seema joined Sekhukhune in November 2023 after he cut ties with Polokwane City FC, taking over the coaching reins from Brandon Truter, who was shown the exit door by the club.

The ex-Chippa United mentor took Babina Noko from 10th position to fourth place in the league at the time the club put him aside.

Seema took charge of 24 games across all competitions since joining Sekhukhune. In those 24 matches, he won nine wins, drew 10, and lost five.


Despite not wanting to dwell much on the matter, Makhubedu insisted that Seema is still his colleague and will not say much about why he was not on the bench on the day.

“Well, that’s for the office to answer, it’s really not for me to answer on behalf of my colleagues,” said Makhubedu when asked why Seema was not on the bench.

“But he is my colleague. All the coaches in the DStv Premiership and Motsepe Foundation Championship are my colleagues.

“So, we just have to support each other in everything. However, that is for the office to answer.”

Sekhukhune United caretaker coach MacDonald Makhubedu.
Sekhukhune United caretaker coach MacDonald Makhubedu


Makhubedu went on to rue missed chances by his side in his first game as a caretaker coach this campaign.

“My boys pushed from the first minute till the last minute. It’s just that we couldn’t score. I have never seen a team miss so many chances. Other balls hit the crossbar, we were just behind AmaZulu’s defence the whole game,” he added.

“They tried to be compact and still got our chances but we were just behind them and we did everything we could but the ball couldn’t just go inside the net.

“I think this is game number 10 we are missing chances like that. It’s something we need to keep motivating them like that and try to work on our finishing.”

Sekhukhune’s last game of the season will be against Chippa United away from home next weekend.

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