Mugeyi lambasts SA clubs

Former Zimbabwe fullback, William Mugeyi, who insisted there were no ill-feelings against Carara Kicks after he was fired, hit out at South African clubs for their lack of patience with coaches.

William Mugeyi
William Mugeyi

Mugeyi, twin brother to Ajax Cape town assistant coach, Wilfred, was recently shown the exit door by the South African first division club after a spate of poor results left Carara languishing in the wrong end of the league.

“Sometimes I think local clubs are too quick to fire their coaches,” Mugeyi said.

The former Umtata Bush Bucks leftback is the latest coaching casualty in South African football. He is now channelling his energies into helping his lower-tier side gain promotion to the first division.

“I have a club, FC Buffalo, in the Vodacom Second Division in East London. I will definitely be headed back there to help out the club with the hope I can assist them in gaining promotion to the NFD. There is a lot of talent in the Eastern Cape, which needs to be tapped into and needs opportunity. One only has to look how well Blackburn Rovers are doing. At the moment they are on course to take the championship.”

The 42-year-old coach was on his second stint as coach at Kicks after taking over from Duncan Lechesa. Before taking over the job, the Harare-born coach was in charge of Blackburn Rovers. Mugeyi, nicknamed the Golden Fox during his heyday at Black Aces in Zimbabwe, is one of the most popular defenders to don the Zimbabwe national team jersey from his days at now-defunct Aces in the Zimbabwean Premiership in the 1990s. His exploits took him to South Africa where he starred for Umtata Bush Bucks.

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