Kaizer Motaung explains surprise selection of new coach Giovanni Solinas


Kaizer Motaung explains surprise selection of new coach Giovanni Solinas
Giovanni Solinas, coach of Kaizer Chief during the 2018 Maize Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Buya Msuthu at the James Motlatsi Stadium, Orkney on 14 July 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jul 15, 2018. 15:00

The appointment of Italian tactician Giovanni Solinas as the new coach at Kaizer Chiefs has surprised many, but Chairman Kaizer Motaung has explained the decision.

Solinas has joined Chiefs on a two-year deal with a one-year option, returning to South Africa after two short spells at Free State Stars where he failed to express.

Solinas takes the place of Steve Komphela who failed to bring any silverware to the club and Motaung has explained why the Amakhosi chose to bring the Italian to Naturena.

“We always look at what a coach can do and we believe that, with Solinas, we have brought in a person with the right mechanism and energy to do well,” Motaung said in a club statement.

“We also looked at recruiting a coach who understands our league, and somebody who can help us do well on the African continent, as we will be participating in the Confederations Cup.

“It’s important to understand that the game of football has become very scientific, which means that the strength of the coach is in the technical team around him.

“Even though he will, of course, always be the one in charge, we feel that Solinas is the right guy to guide this process.”