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Lechesa quits City

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | Sep 17, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

DUNCAN Lechesa has quit as coach of Absa Premiership side Polokwane City after failing to register a win in his first four games.

His resignation came after the Premier Soccer League rookies' 2-1 loss to Lamontville Golden Arrows at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Rise and Shine lost their opening match of the season 1-0 against Maritzburg United in KwaZulu-Natal and went on to lose 3-2 against Bloemfontein Celtic at home, before going down 2-1 to Platinum Stars away.

Last week speculation was rife that former Orlando Pirates striker Ian Palmer was being lined up to replace Lechesa.

Club boss Johnny Mogaladi could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Lechesa joined the Polokwane outfit in January, when they were still in mourning after four of their players were killed in a car accident on their way home from a league match in Mankweng. He guided them to the PSL by finishing top in the National First Division.

Lechesa, who was the youngest coach in the PSL at the age of 37 before leaving the club yesterday, replaced Serbian Vladislav Heric.

"I can confirm that I have left Polokwane City for personal reasons. That is all I can say at the moment," said Lechesa yesterday.

Team manager Bernard Molekoa is expected to be named caretaker coach while the club searches for Lechesa's replacement.

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I thought you are owining some shares when you cried uncontrollably moment after helping this team gain promotion.

Sep 17, 2013 7:31 | 0 replies

@Mdala

Only if the next casualty can be RDS. I have been singing this tune for a long time now.

Sep 17, 2013 2:27 | 0 replies

The team was promoted by Khosa, they never really won the NFD league, check the records, Thanda shoul have been the team there, not them. It is who you know in the PSL, not what you play. How many games did this team play in the NFD? and how many games did other teams like Thanda play? watch the space they are going down again

Sep 17, 2013 12:36 | 0 replies

First casualty more to follow..............

Sep 17, 2013 10:37 | 0 replies

The reason why he resigned is because he knew very well that PC were going to loose against the Mighty Buccaneers thereby further tarnishing his record. So he left before the worst could come. Theirs is just to limit the damage by being defensive bcos if they attack us we will teach them an unforgetable lesson.

Once.Always

Sep 17, 2013 10:36 | 0 replies

mnqwaz: u might have been right with lechesa but i dont think ur wish will come true regarding amazayoni. they've learned their lesson last time they were here and they wont risk the same judging by the way they've started.

Sep 17, 2013 9:45 | 0 replies

poor Lechesa, ur team wasnt that bad, just needed to shut the back door coz u managed to score in ol ur games man..., the back door had let u down really...!

Sep 17, 2013 9:34 | 0 replies

I have said it yersterday on my comment Lechesa will be the first coach to be fired and Aces will be relegated dark or blue

Sep 17, 2013 8:20 | 0 replies

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Sep 17, 2013 8:3 | 0 replies

who is dis dude?

Sep 17, 2013 7:52 | 0 replies

Mnqwaz
I have said it yersterday on my comment Lechesa will be the first coach to be fired and Aces will be relegated dark or blue
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Which Aces?

Sep 17, 2013 2:28 | 0 replies