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Bullock quits Kick4Life

Moorosi Tsiane

KICK4LIFE director of football, Chris Bullock, will not be renewing contract when it expires this month, the Sunday Express can reveal.
Bullock confirmed his impending departure in an interview with this publication this week.

The Englishman has been at the Old Europa based outfit for the past seven years. He helped the side gain promotion into the premier league in his first year working with Motlalepula Majoro as the head coach in the 2013/14 season.

There have been rumors that Kick4Life is experiencing some financial challenges which might affect its budget for the 2020/21 season but Bullock says his imminent departure has nothing to do with the club’s finances.

Instead, Bullock said he has been contemplating the departure for the last six months.

“I am leaving Kick4Life at the end of the month but that has nothing to do with the club’s financial situation,” Bullock said.

“I have been contemplating my departure for the last six months and I think it’s time to move onto a new challenge. I have also agreed with the club Kick4Life that I will gladly assist with advice whenever it is required.

“It has been good seven years… Seven years in one place is a long time. It’s been an incredible seven years that I will always look back with a lot of happiness.”
Bullock’s departure is likely to disrupt the side’s long-term plans especially after the departure of former coach Bob Mafoso at the beginning of the 2019/20 season. However, Bullock said it is incumbent on the management to see its plans through.

“Moving forward it will be up to the management of Kick4Life how they want to move forward next.”

Bullock said he was happy with what he has achieve during his time at Kick4Life.

“I’m proud of what we have achieved with the club and I feel we achieved more than I probably thought we would at the beginning. It would have been nice to do more in terms of building on the top four finish a few years ago but then, it’s not just about on the successes but also building the club and the women’s and youth sides. So, I’m happy with what we achieved over the last seven years.”

For Bullock, the highlight of his seven-year tenure is attaining premier league promotion.

“There have been many highlights but premier league promotion was a massive milestone. I’m sure I never would have stayed here this long had we not been promoted. Finishing in the top four with coach Leslie Notši with the brilliant team that he put together and getting to work with some brilliant players and coaches were all pleasant experiences.

“The growth of the women’s and youth programmes is also something I’m proud of and working with an amazing team of people has been a real pleasure,” Bullock said.

Bullock said he was yet to decide what his next step would be although he has been discussing with different people regarding his future.

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