Nabi will 'bring back Chiefs' glory days'

Club remains mum regarding Tunisian tactician

Neville Khoza Journalist
Nasreddine Nabi
Nasreddine Nabi
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Kaizer Chiefs legend Lucas Rhoo” Radebe believes Nasreddine Nabi, who has been linked to the clubs vacant head coach position, has what it takes to lead Amakhosi to their glory days.

Nabi has been reported as a frontrunner for the Chiefs job, although nothing official has been heard from the club.

The Tunisian tactician came close to joining Chiefs last season after winning the back-to-back treble with Young Africans in Tanzania but talks broke down and he joined Moroccan side ASFAR.

Radebe feels it will be a good acquisition should Nabi join the Glamour Boys. I think with a coach like Nabi, I heard that he is bringing his technical staff. It is a huge responsibility to get the club back to where it belongs,” Radebe told the media during the Betway 12th Man event in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Lucas Radebe
Lucas Radebe
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In such a big club like Chiefs, you need big players. You need quality to compete locally first with Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, and get back to playing the CAF Champions League.

I think Nabi would be a good acquisition. Surely, we will see a change in Kaizer Chiefs next season.”

Radebe also called for patience from the clubs fans. Having to back such a coach, he will bring back not just the glory but the fans as well,” he said.

He will bring the belief back again and they will want to do well and want to compete, because fans demand a lot. I believe that going forward they can acquire good players, put a better structure in place and improve the team. If you look back at the glory days of Chiefs, they had quality players.”

Radebe was among guests alongside Banyana Banyana legend Simphiwe Dludlu, former Bok star Jean de Villiers and Bafanas Siphiwe Tshabalala at the unveiling of the second season of the Betway 12th Man initiative. The objective of the programme is to equip former stars with skills, and the current bunch includes former Orlando Pirates stars Benedict Vilakazi and Benson Mhlongo, Banyanas Phumza Maweni and boxer Hekkie Budler.

“It is an absolute honour to be part of a brand that establishes such care for retired athletes. Many athletes are in desperate need of such guidance and assistance. It is encouraging to have forward-thinking brands spearheading life-changing initiatives, which I believe will go a long way in helping retired athletes re-invent themselves in society,” said Radebe.

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