Nengomasha is Kaizer Chiefs’ new captain

International midfielder, Tinashe Nengomasha, has taken over the skipper's arm band of South African glamour club, Kaizer Chiefs, replacing Jimmy Tau.

Tinashe Nengomasha
Tinashe Nengomasha

He assumed his new position on Sunday during the Telkom Knockout match against Platinum Stars.

The veteran Warriors midfielder has been Tau's deputy at Kaizer Chiefs for the past two years and spent a year wearing the armband when the South African was injured.

Serbian coach Vladimir Vermezovic revealed that Tau was no longer the captain of the team. According to Kick Off, the Serbian reluctantly conceded he had stripped Tau of the captaincy and "Nengomasha is captain from now on".

Tau, who missed Chiefs' match against Black Leopards after the Africa Cup of Nations break, made a return to the starting XI in the 2-1 loss to Platinum Stars in the Telkom Knockout Cup last 16 match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday.

Remarkably, Nengomasha was handed the captain's armband in that match.

Vermezovic refuted claims that he doesn't see eye-to-eye with Tau after they allegedly clashed after Chiefs lost 2-1 to Golden Arrows in a league match in Polokwane at the end of September. Tau sent an e-mail to the club's management asking to step down as captain.

Nengomasha played a big hand in guiding Chiefs to the PSL title during the 2003-2004 season and was rewarded for his part in the title charge with the PSL Players' Player of the Year award. He joined the Soweto giants in 2001.

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