DStv Premiership strugglers Richards Bay FC have released head coach, Kaitano Tembo, from his contract, the club announced on Christmas Day.
Bay are battling relegation in second-last place on the log standings where they have just 10 points from 15 matches having won twice, drawn four times and lost in nine matches.
Former Lamontville Golden Arrows head coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi, who joined the club as a “senior coach” last month, will take over as interim coach until further notice.
“Richards Bay FC would like to announce the release of head coach Kaitano Tembo with immediate effect,” the club said on Monday.
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“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.”
Vilakazi’s first assignment will be the Natal Rich Boyz’ last match before the Africa Cup of Nations Cup break against SuperSport United at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday afternoon.
Tembo joins Brandon Truter (Sekhukhune United), Molefi Ntseki (Kaizer Chiefs) and Shaun Bartlett (Cape Town Spurs) as coaches fired in the opening half of the 2023-24 season.
Written by: Ntsako Mukhari