Nathan said: "Next year we are bringing a new bunch of kids from the amateurs and others may not be from SA as you know that I attended the All Africa Games in Morocco in August and I had my eyes on a number of youngsters.
"My schedule is also crazy. With Vusi (Mtolo) helping me, we need an extra hand and I think Kenny has got the right pedigree. He fits the profile of our gym - humble, dedicated and hard-working. Kenny and Vusi get on very well."
Regarding the credit he did not get when working with Durandt, Mabunda, who joined Nathan last week, said: "If you are not in power, what will you do or say - nothing. It was hurting if I can tell you the truth. At one stage you reach a point where you just turn a blind eye to those things.
"Look, I was happy to be doing what I loved most, and that's training boxers, and I still like it even today. Not being recognised for what I did back then did not kill my spirit. I had to train boxers and I was able to fend for my family."