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Football | Absa Premiership

Mugeyi new Chippa United coach



Former Bush Bucks striker Wilfed Mugeyi finally gets the chance to test himself as a head coach, following his move to Chippa United.

Mugeyi was a prolific striker in his playing days with Umtata Bush Bucks and with the Zimbabwean national team.

Mugeyi made a big impression with Bush Bucks, helping the club to silverware in the Coca Cola Cup and winning the PSL Player of the Year, Player's Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer of the Season awards back in 1996/97 when he scored 23 goals for Bucks.

"The Silver Fox" has also had spells in Israel and China, where he played for Maccabi Haifa and Hang Yan.

While Ajax Cape Town have seen head coaches come and go, Mugeyi remained a constant factor with the Urban Warriors, serving as right-hand man io the likes of Craig Rosslee, Foppe de Haan, Maarten Stekelenburg and Jan Pruijn, amongst others.

Chilli Boys spokesman Wanda Mbenguza believes the time is right for 43-year-old to test himself at the highest level.

“Yes, I can confirm that Farouk Abrahams is no longer with the club. Wilfred Mugeyi has taken over and will be in charge of the team.

Wilfred has played the game at the highest level both in the league and at international level,” Mbenguza told PSL.co.za.

“He has significant coaching experience at Ajax Cape Town, but has never been given the chance to be the head coach.

“We are confident that he will rise to the challenge and be a success at Chippa United,” he said.

Mugeyi is the fourth coach to take charge this season - Roger Sikhakane, Julius Dube and Abrahams have all come and gone in this the Philippi club’s first season in the PSL.

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