Former mentor of South African premier league side Chippa United Tebogo Moloi was officially unveiled as the new coach of Linare football club at an event held at the Matukeng Park, Hlotse on Tuesday.
Moloi had been in and out of the country since early this year with his first appearance in the Linare camp being in March 2020 when he travelled with the team to watch them play in the Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) Soccer Spectacular.
It was then that speculation began going rife that he was being gradually introduced into the team before he could take over the coaching job this season.
He comes hot on the heels of former coach Freeze Ntene who was with the Tse Tala for a single year before he was shown the door for going AWOL in March this year. The club has since been under Nteneâ€™s assistant Moses Ramafole as caretaker coach.
The Clubâ€™s president Refiloe Martins announced that Moloi has agreed to not change anything and work with Moses Ramafole and the current technical team for the duration of his two year stint with the Leribe-based side.
â€œThe coach is confident of working with the current technical team without changing anything yet,â€ Martins said.
The president therefore urged the supporters of the club and management to support and rally behind the new coach.
Moloi said his mandate is to win games and bring back the glory days.
â€œMy mandate is to win games, Linareâ€™s mandate is to win, I know Linare hence I donâ€™t need a mandate. Should I fail to win then I should go back to Joburg. I donâ€™t need the president to give me a mandate because we all know where Linare has been and I must just take it back there,â€ he said.
The former Orlando Pirates midfielder said he has no intentions of making immediate changes to the players as he believes the team already has quality players that he believes can deliver good results.
â€œI have been watching this current set of players for some time now working closely with coach Ramafole. I can therefore, confidently say that these are the players who will do the job for us,â€ he said.
Moloi said he is only going to enhance what is already there in Linare and not bring his own thing
â€œMost coaches make the mistake of changing the philosophy of the team and try and instill their own philosophy so already Linare plays an exciting football and has a good following hence I am not going to change anything but only to add,â€ he said.