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Chiefs’ youth coach Vela Khumalo linked with exit

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The future of Kaizer Chiefs’ youth development program hangs in the balance as reports swirl around a potential departure for highly-regarded coach Vela Khumalo.

Khumalo, who has overseen a period of success with the Amakhosi reserves, is on his way out.

His potential exit would be a significant blow to Chiefs’ ambitious plans to build a sustainable talent pipeline for the first team. Khumalo’s dedication to youth development and his ability to nurture young players into future stars have been well-documented. Under his guidance, the reserve team has lifted both the Engen Challenge and DStv Diski Shield trophies, showcasing the depth and potential within the Chiefs’ youth ranks.

Sources close to the club have confirmed that Khumalo is considering his options. While the reasons behind his potential departure remain unclear, speculation points towards a desire for a new challenge or frustration with the current structure of the youth development program.

Kaizer Chiefs' youth coach VELA KHUMALO WATCHING A PLAYER


The news comes at a particularly turbulent time for the Amakhosi. The recent appointment of Cavin Johnson as Head of Academy has already triggered a reshuffle within the coaching ranks.

Arthur Zwane, who previously served as assistant coach to Ntseki, has been demoted back to the youth ranks, leaving a question mark over his future with the club.

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The club is set to make several changes to the youth development setup, and Khumalo’s potential exit could lead to a significant overhaul of the program. Losing his experience and expertise would be a setback for Kaizer Chiefs’ long-term vision of nurturing homegrown talent and establishing a dominant youth system.

However, it’s important to note that no official confirmation has been made regarding Khumalo’s future. The club has yet to comment on the reports, and Khumalo has remained tight-lipped.

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