When Will Nasreddine Nabi Join Kaizer Chiefs, AS FAR Coach Explains

When Will Nasreddine Nabi Join Kaizer Chiefs, AS FAR Coach Explains

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at June 24, 2024 at 2:05 PM
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  • Kaizer Chiefs are getting closer and closer to appointing AS FAR Rabat coach, Nasreddine Nabi, as their new head coach
  • The Glamour Boys and the Tunisian are still ironing out the details of a possible deal, and he could reportedly join later this month
  • The PSL giants are coming off a dreadful 2023/24 campaign, where they finished 10th in the DStv Premiership

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The Soweto Giants, Kaizer Chiefs, are set for a busy off-season following a poor season.

Amakhosi finished 10th in the DStv Premiership, their worst in the PSL era and are reportedly close to appointing Nasreddine Nabi as their new coach.

Nabi is expected to bring in his backroom staff, and the details of the club's plans if Nabi becomes coach have emerged.

Nasreddine Nabi, Kaizer Chiefs, Cavin Johnson, AS FAR Rabat, Morocco, PSL, Kaizer Motaung
Nasreddine Nabi is expected to become Kaizer Chiefs coach in the coming weeks. Photos by iDiski Times and AS FAR (Instagram).
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According to iDiski Times, Kaizer Chiefs are close to striking a deal to make Nabi their new head coach. The AS FAR Rabat boss has agreed personal terms with the PSL giants, including bringing his own coaching staff.

The report adds that Nabi's backroom staff is already set. His current assistant, Khalil Ben Youssef, will be his second assistant; Ilyes Mzoughi will join as goalkeeper coach, while Muzi Maluleke will become the strength and conditioning coach.

Nabi to bring in more backroom staff

It adds that talks about a high-profile assistant are progressing. An analyst will also join Nabi's team, making it a six-man team. If Nabi becomes coach, Kaizer Chiefs are also planning a training camp in Europe.

During this off-season, the club will be looking to sign a goalkeeper, a striker, and a left fullback. In addition, decisions will be made about out-of-contract players.

According to GOAL, he will likely join the club next week after the Throne Cup final, which he believes will be played on June 30.

"I hope to attend the Throne Cup final, God Almighty willing. I learned from friends of mine inside Raja some time ago about the final date and it was said that it will be the 30th of this month. Therefore, before I leave for Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa - to have my experience with them, I hope to guide The Royal Army. I will be crowned with them in the Throne Cup final."

AS FAR defeated MAS de Fes 2-0 in the semis on Sunday to book their spot in the final. They will discover their opponent on Tuesday when league champions, Raja Athletic Club play Oujda in the other semi-final clash.

Nasreddine Nabi on Kaizer Chiefs offer

Sports Brief earlier reported on Nasreddine Nabi confirming the Kaizer Chiefs offer after AS FAR Rabat lost the Moroccan Botola Pro League.

He also disclosed that the Chiefs offer was one of many and is set to chat with the team's president about the matter.

Kaizer Chiefs set for mass exodus?

Sports Brief also previously reported on Kaizer Chiefs' plans to offload nine players from their squad this off-season.

The Glamour Boys are expected to do a squad overhaul after having a forgettable 2023/24 league campaign.

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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.