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Golden Arrows Legend Papi Zothwane Lands Polokwane City Gig Within 24 Hours After Leaving Uthongathi FC
- Papi Zothwane has found himself a coaching job in the Motsepe Foundation Championship
- The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder and Golden Arrows great will coach Polokwane City alongside Duncan Lechesa
- This was within 24 hours of another National First Division club Uthongathi FC confirming that it had parted ways with Zothwane
It did not take long for Papi Zothwane to find himself a new home as a coach.
Zothwane will coach Limpopo-based side Polokwane City in the Motsepe Foundation Championship (National First Dvision).
According to FARPost, this barely 21 hours after another National First Division side Uthongathi FC confirmed on all its social media platforms that it had parted ways with the 40-year-old Zothwane. As head coach of the KwaZulu-Natal side, he led the team to an eighth place finish in last season GladAfrica Championship (formerly).
The publication added that he will coach alongside Premier Soccer League legend Duncan Lechesa at City, though it did not confirm their exact positions.
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Zothwane made five appearances for Bafana Bafana during his playing career, as per Transfermarkt. He rose to prominence for his contributions to Lamontville Golden Arrows, where he helped entrenched them as arguably the strongest KZN-based team in the league between 2003 and 2009.
This saw Mamelodi Sundowns snap him up in 2009, where he only went onto make 29 appearance over three seasons ending in 2012, scoring eight goals.
He was loaned out to Bloemfontein Celtic for the 2012/13 season, making just six appearance, before deciding to retire because of persistent injury issues.
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As reported by Sports Brief, the highly-rated defender caught the eye of many sides with his performances for AmaTuks as the side finished second in the GladAfrica Championship and narrowly missed out on promotion to the DStv Premiership. Allan attracted interest from the Serie A in Italy and was also on the wishlist of Orlando Pirates.
The Soweto giants were keen to add the former Mamelodi Sundowns product to their ranks.