Insiders have provided the latest on Dan Malesela’s future amid the improved results for bottom placed Marumo Gallants.
‘Dance’, as Malesela is known in football circles, has been a notable absence from the team’s technical bench since the end of last month.
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The tactician’s last match on the bench for the Limpopo outfit was against Orlando Pirates last month. The coach was placed on special leave by the club, following a string of disappointing results for the team.
In his absence, Raymond Mdaka who has been the team’s assistant coach has led the side to an impressive run in the CAF Confederation Cup and Nedbank Cup respectively as the interim coach along with Selaotse ‘Sly’ Mosala who is assisting him, as well as Dylan Kerr in an advisory role.
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Gallants have won all their four matches since the changes and have scored a whopping 11 goals in the process.
Sources close to the club have indicated that the management is delighted with the turn of events and are not looking to tamper with the winning formula.
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As a result, Malesela’s future as the head coach has become seriously in doubt, with the indications that the mentor is already assessing options for another potential next move.
“It was unfortunate that the club couldn’t get the desired the results under the coach (Malesela) as the team wasn’t really playing badly. It’s one of those things that happen in football and hopefully he will do well wherever he will be going next,” said the source.
A decision is expected in due course from the club on Malesela’s future as the head coach.
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