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One of Nabi’s trusted lieutenants makes U-turn on Kaizer Chiefs

One of Nasreddine Nabi’s trusted lieutenants has made a U-turn on Kaizer Chiefs, who are currently in Turkey, FARPost can reveal.

Nasreddine Nabi joined Amakhosi in Turkey on Sunday to begin a new era at the helm of the Soweto giants.

Chiefs are currently oiling their squad in the European nation, with so much expected from them after the arrival of Nabi. Hopes are high that the Tunisian mentor will help them end the nine-season-long DStv Premiership title drought. Nabi took over from Cavin Johnson, who was recently sacked.

Johnson served as the club’s interim coach after Molefi Ntseki’s firing. To ensure success at the club, Nabi brought his technical team consisting of his trusted lieutenants.

These include Fernando da Cruz and Khalil Ben Youssef, who are his first and second assistant coaches, respectively. IIyes Mzoughi is the goalkeeper’s coach, while Majdi Safi takes over the strength and conditioning portfolio.

AYMAN MAKROUD WILL NOT BE JOINING KAIZER CHIEFS

One of Nasreddine Nabi's trusted lieutenants has made a u-turn on Kaizer Chiefs, FARPost can reveal
Ayman Makroud [pictured] will no longer join Kaizer Chiefs

However it has emerged that one of Nasreddine Nabi’s trusted lieutenants Ayman Makroud will no longer be joining the club.

Makroud was all set to be the team’s performance analyst, but he has decided to pursue a different career path. Though he did not reveal where he is headed, the performance analyst confirmed his decision against joining AmaKhosi.

“I deeply appreciate your warm messages. However, I regret to inform you that I will not be joining the club as planned. I have decided to pursue another project, which I will announce soon,” reads Makroud’s statement.

A lot is expected from Nabi, especially as Chiefs hope to turn around their fortunes after finishing 10th in the league last season.

They will start their competitive life under Nabi’s tutelage later this month against Young Africans in the first-ever edition of the Toyota Cup. The ‘ground-breaking pre-season Cup’ will be played in Bloemfontein. And it will continue for the the next three years during the off-season.

In addition, Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic legends will lock horns as a curtain raiser for the match Cup tie.

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