Sinky Mnisi Provides Updates On Royal AM’s Coach Appointment

Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi has revealed that the new head coach of Thwihli Thwahla will be announced next week. The club has been seeking a new mentor following the exit of John Maduka who recently joined Maritzburg United.

The coaches that have been linked with the Durban-based club are Dan “Dance” Malesela, Gavin Hunt and Owen Da Gama who is said to be close to Mnisi as they have worked together before. Meanwhile, Malesela has also been rumoured to be heading to Golden Arrows who are currently under the leadership of interim coaches Vusimuzi Vilakazi and Mabhuti Khenyeza.

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Speaking to Andile Ncube on Sports Night Amplified on Metro FM, Mnisi they were looking for a coach who will align with the style of football of the club. “When you lose someone like John Maduka, you must get someone who is better than Maduka, that is what will show that you are serious in this business,” Mnisi told Andile Ncube. “We need to headhunt for a coach now, we need a coach that will play our style of football. The new coach of Royal AM will be announced on 28 June, We need an experienced coach that understands SA football.”

Mnisi added that he and the management in Andile Mpisane and MaMkhize do their best to get the manager that will bring success. According to the former Highlands Park official, at Royal AM they don’t interfere with the coach on the field.

“The management at Royal AM attends to the acquisition of players, that is me, Andile Mpisane and MamKhize. We cannot wait for the appointment of the coach to acquire players,” added Mnisi. “Dan Dance is one of the best coaches in SA, we have only spoken to his agent not with him directly. Mark my words, any coach that will join Royal AM for as long as I am there, will be successful. I don’t interfere, they will enjoy 100 percent support. That’s all I can say.”

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As to why Maduka left? His decision to leave the wealthy club came as a shock to many considering the club’s excellent run last season and Confederation Cup ticket. However, he explained that it was a personal decision and had nothing to do with football. “The decision had nothing to do with football. It was a personal one, which I had discussed with my family. It was well thought out. I had to think about myself and do what is best for me,” Maduka told the media during his unveiling at the Team of Choice.

Furthermore, rumours suggested that Maduka was unhappy with the treatment he was getting from the club’s management. And he didn’t feel secure after the sacking of some members of his technical team in January.

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