December 27, 2023

Tembo Gets Sacked for Christmas

Coach of Richards Bay FC, Kaitano Tembo, received a rather unpleasant gift for Christmas when he was informed that he had been fired.

The Zimbabwean coach joins Brandon Truter (Sekhukhune), Molefi Ntseki (Kaizer Chiefs) and Shaun Bartlett (Spurs) as coaches fired in the opening half of the 2023-24 season.

Richards Bay have won twice, drawn four times and lost nine games so far in the DStv Premiership. With only 10 points, they are now battling relegation.

Tembo’s firing comes after a 1-0 DStv Premiership defeat away against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday that was the KwaZulu-Natal team’s third straight loss in all competitions.

Bay released the following statement on Twitter: “The club would like to thank the coach for his contribution during this season. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“Senior coach Vusi Vilakazi will take over the first team until further notice.”