20 July 2011

Namibia/South Africa: Kanalelo Back in South Africa

Windhoek — Brave Warriors assistant-cum-goalkeeper coach Ronny Kanalelo has rejoined South African league outfit Maritzburg United as goalkeeper coach.

Kanalelo has until recently coached Wesbank Tigers in the MTC Premier League and doubled up as assistant to Brave Warriors caretaker coach Brian Isaacs.

Kanalelo left the country in a hush yesterday to take over the reins as goalkeeper coach at Rudolph Bester's former club, where he will be reunited with the likes of Brave Warriors goalkeeper Vigil Vries, who recently joined United from Arrows.

This is Kanalelo's second stint at United, where he spent a brief stay under his former Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Gordon Igesund.

Before coming back to his native country, during his abbreviated time at United, the bulky goal-minder was instrumental in signing giant Brave Warriors goalkeeper Athiel Mbaha.

United survived the drop to the lower division by the skin of their teeth.

Approached for comment, Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary-General, Barry Rukoro, was not much in the know, as he had just arrived in the country a few minutes after Kanalelo's departure yesterday.

"This is all news to me as I just arrived now but I saw him at the airport not knowing where he was going - so I can't comment on the matter at this stage," said Rokoro.

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