Kaizer Chiefs unveil new coach

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After having missed their own deadline by three weeks, Kaizer Chiefs have finally unveiled their new coach – on social media.

Kaizer Chiefs boss, Kaizer Motaung, chose the club’s Facebook page to announce that former Free State Stars coach, Giovanni Solinas, will take over at Naturena.

The former defensive midfielder has an abundance of experience, having coached in Algeria, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. His first job outside Italy was at Algeria’s ES Sétif in 2010, followed by stints at CRB Belouizdad, JSM Béjaïa and MC Oran in the same country.

Solinas has had a taste of the African Champions League and Confederations Cup with JSM Béjaïa and ES Sétif, with which he won the Algeria Cup. He has a Uefa Pro Licence and got a degree in Sport Science at the University of Florence.

He joined Free State Stars in early 2016 and more recently coached Al-Faisaly in Saudi-Arabia. Solinas reached with Free State Stars two semi-finals in the space of six months.

The Italian has signed a two year contract with Kaizer Chiefs with the option for a one-year extension.