Nasreddine Nabi: AS FAR Rabat Coach Addresses Kaizer Chiefs Interest After Losing League Title

Nasreddine Nabi: AS FAR Rabat Coach Addresses Kaizer Chiefs Interest After Losing League Title

Edwin Kiplagat
June 16, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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  • Nasreddine Nabi has confirmed interest from the PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs after AS FAR Rabat lost the league title
  • Nabi has been the top candidate for the Glamour Boys, and multiple reports indicated both parties had talks about a possible deal
  • Nabi's AS FAR Rabat lost the Moroccan Botola Pro League on Friday, June 14, by one point to Raja Casablanca

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AS FAR Rabat coach Nasreddine Nabi has broken his silence about Kaizer Chiefs' interest after losing out on the league title to Raja.

The Tunisian has been heavily linked to the Amakhosi coaching position and is reportedly the leading candidate for it.

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If appointed coach, Nasreddine Nabi will look to rejuvenate Kaizer Chiefs. Photos by iDiski Times and AS Far (Instagram).
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Kaizer Chiefs are looking for a new head coach following a poor 2023/24 season, during which they finished 10th in the DStv Premiership. The Glamour Boys' trophy drought also extended to nine years.

Cavin Johnson was on the hot seat for most of the season after head coach, Molefi Ntseki, was fired after 114 days, per SABC Sport.

The next coach will be tasked with taking the club back to the top after years of underachievement. Amakhosi last lifted a trophy in 2015, a league title under Stuart Baxter.

Nasreddine Nabi confirms Kaizer Chiefs offer

The 58-year-old led AS FAR to a 2-0 victory over FUS Rabat on Friday, June 14, but it wasn't enough as they lost the Moroccan Botola Pro League to Raja Casablanca by one point.

He addressed the rumours linking him to the Kaizer Chiefs coaching role.

"The South African offer was not the only one, but rather I received several offers. But I will have a meeting with the team (Rabat) president (Mohamed Haramou) to talk about this issue," Nabi said via GOAL.
“I am currently focusing on the cup semi-final match against Maghreb Fez. I tried to raise the morale of the players and told them that there is still a chance to win [the Throne Cup].”

The former Young Africans boss is contracted to AS FAR until June 2025, and Kaizer Chiefs will have to pay compensation to get their man.

AS FAR face Maghreb Faz in the semis of the Moroccan Throne Cyup on June 23, hoping to finish a great season with a trophy.

Four issues facing Kaizer Chiefs

Sports Brief also reported on David Kannemeyer, highlighting four problems plaguing Kaizer Chiefs in the last few years.

The ex-defender listed the club's planning, culture, philosophy, and scouting as the major issues Amakhosi must address, urging an exhaustive overhaul.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.