Marumo Gallants announce new head coach


DStv Premiership side Marumo Gallants have announced a new head coach after recently parting ways with Dan Malesela.

Gallants announced on Friday that it had decided against renewing Malesela's stay at the club despite leading the team to a Nedbank Cup final.

The club's hierarchy have now moved swiftly in identifying Romain Folz as the new man at the helm to take charge next season.

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"Marumo Gallants is pleased to announce the appointment of Moroccan coach Romain Folz as the club’s new coach," a club statement read.

"Coach Folz comes with an extensive track record of leading teams abroad, and across Africa, including his previous role at Botswana-basedTownship Rollers F.C.

"The appointment comes following the expiration of outgoing coach Dan Malesela’s contract.

"After much deliberation, the club opted to bring in Coach Folz to lead the team into the next phase of the club’s journey. Marumo Gallant’s Chairman Abram Sello stated:

"'We welcome Coach Romain Folz to the team, he brings an impressive and energetic approach to football that we believe will be a great fit for Marumo Gallants".

"Folz officially takes over the role of Gallant’s coach from the end of June 2022.

"'I am very happy and honoured to join Marumo Gallants F.C. and a league such as the PSL. My first words are for our fans. I can only tell them that all the efforts and work we will put in every single day is for them. We want to make them proud, and I will dedicate all my time and energy to reach that goal,' said Folz."