Mafoso leaves Bantu for Kick4Life
Bantu assistant coach Bob Mafoso has parted ways with the Econet Premier League champions and is set to be revealed as Kick4Life assistant coach to Leslie Notši this week, the Sunday Express has learnt.
A source close to the matter confirmed to this newspaper on Friday that Mafoso, who spent the last two seasons at Bantu as the assistant to James Madidilane, has already informed the team’s management that he is leaving the club.
“He has already informed the management that he is leaving and we know that he is joining Kick4Life as the assistant to Leslie Notši,” the source revealed.
“Everything has been finalised and he is going to be officially unveiled at Kick4Life very soon.”
Mafoso joined Bantu at the start of 2016/17 season from Sandawana and he has won three trophies, namely back to back league titles and this season’s Independence Top4.
Contacted for the comment, the former Rovers midfielder confirmed that he was leaving Bantu but he was reluctant to say which team he is joining.
“I am leaving Bantu and I am very grateful to them for giving me the chance to be part of their technical team as it helped me to grow in my coaching career.
“But at the moment I am in no position to say which team I am joining and that team will announce when they are ready,” Mafoso said.
Mafoso said there was no bad blood between him and Bantu management but he needed new challenges in a different environment.
“There is no bad blood between me and anyone in Bantu but the time had come for me to get out of my comfort zone and look for new challenges hence my decision to leave.
“I will always cherish the times that I spent there and I learnt a lot working with Madidilane who was more like a brother to me. I learnt the importance of the fitness to players. I was able to work in a more of a professional setup where players were always there when needed.
“I have also learnt the importance of professionalism when it comes to the administration of a football team.
“Having to work with experienced players who have won almost every trophy in our domestic league helped me to grow because I had to find a way to manage them.”
Kick4Life director of football Chris Bullock was reluctant to comment on the matter, adding if there was anything to it, the club would make official announcement.
“Where has everyone got this from? As you know we make official announcements whenever there is anything and for now there is nothing.
“If anything happens you will know through official announcements. At the moment there is nothing to report,” Bullock said.