Yanga star excites Kaizer Chiefs fans with what ‘Nabi-Ball’ looks like but Amakhosi players are in for a rude shock

The no-nonsense Tunisian tactician is expected to shake up things up at Naturena

Kaizer Chiefs fans can look forward to an attacking brand of football under incoming coach Nasreddine Nabi.

Nabi is close to making his highly-awaited arrival at Naturena after overseeing his final match of the season with Moroccan side FAR Rabat and according to one of his former players, he brings beautiful football that Chiefs fans will fall in love with.

“Talking about his tactics, he likes to play short passes that aligns to what happens in a rondo and being able to move the ball fast from one area to another,” Yanga midfielder Said Juma Makapu told KickOff.

“With him, the ball should move fast so that the team gets into the areas where his team can then hurt the opposition. I remember during his time in training that we did a lot of rondos.”

‘He [Nabi] likes disciplined players’

Makapu has, however, warned Chiefs stars to expect tough love from the Tunisian coach who employs a no-nonsense approach to players who step out of line.

“What I also need to mention is that he likes disciplined players because for him, when you don’t have discipline, you don’t play football,” he added.

“I learnt a lot of discipline from him because his demands must be respected all the time. “

Nasreddine Nabi

Nabi’s man-management is also another aspect of his personality that Amakhosi players will like, according to Makapu.

“He is normally calm and if you make mistakes, he calls you aside and talks to you without shouting,” said Makapu.

Nabi will arrive at Chiefs at the start of July

“To me, he wasn’t like one of those coaches who are always shouting. This is also a coach that wants to win all the time so you must understand how he is bound to react when it is not going his way.

“At the end of the day, he is a good coach and will improve the situation of the team.”

Nabi will likely arrive in South Africa at the start of July as his team will play the Throne Cup final on June 30.

FAR Rabat beat MAS de Fes 2-0 in the cup semi-final on Sunday will know their opponents on Tuesday after newly-crowned league champions Raja Athletic Club face MC Oudja in the other semi-final on Tuesday.

Nabi has reportedly agreed a two-year contract, with the option of another, at Chiefs and will bring along his own backroom staff.

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