It is happening! Kaizer Chiefs fans waiting for confirmation as Nabi bids AS FAR Rabat goodbye

The experienced tactician is now set for a tough Glamour Boys’ job after leaving the Moroccan outfit

Nasreddine Nabi ended his stint in Morocco without silverware after Raja Casablanca completed a double following their 2-1 Throne Cup win.

The latter, who are coached by former Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer, had also beaten AS FAR Rabat in the race for the Botola Pro League title.

Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly agreed on a deal with Nabi to take over from Molefi Ntseki who was fired by the club after just 13 games in charge. He will be assisted by Fernando Da Cruz and Khalil Ben Youssef who will be the first and second assistant coach respectively.

Nasreddine Nabi

Nabi apologizes to the military outfit after failing to deliver a trophy – ‘We must accept'

The former Yanga SC coach has conceded he did not deliver as anticipated, but still appreciated the environment created by the fans at the North African club.

“Dear soldiers, out of respect for all the support you have given me, I must clarify the situation,” the 58-year-old said in a statement obtained by Afrik-Foot.

“It is with mixed feelings that I announce my journey as coach of AS FAR has come to an end. After a difficult season of hard work and intense moments shared together, it is time for me to say goodbye.

“I want to express my deep gratitude to all the supporters who have been a constant source of motivation and support. Your unwavering support, encouragement, and passion for the club have been incredibly valuable throughout my time here.

“Know that I gave my all, despite the constraints, along with the technical staff and players, for this great club to finish the season with a title. The reality on the field decided otherwise, and as hard as it may be, we must accept,” Nabi concluded.

Kaizer Chiefs fans. Photo: Imago
Kaizer Chiefs fans. Photo: Imago

Nabi set to join the playing unit ahead of the European tour

Chiefs will be camping in Turkey for three weeks in preparation for the new season. Club's Sporting Director Motaung Jr has confirmed why it will be critical for Nabi and his team to be on the trip.

“The most crucial aspect of a pre-season camp is to make sure that the team is building team unity and overall mental readiness for the season ahead. These are vital as every top team needs to work together to build its internal strength to be prepared for the challenges ahead,” he told the club's media team.

“More specifically for us, with a new incoming coaching structure, it helps for the new coaching team to have the squad away from their normal environment to assess what work must be done and how they need to work going forward together.

“We are looking forward to a very productive preparation process, and we hope the team will be able to focus on the job at hand as we gear towards starting the season very strongly,” he concluded.

It is happening! Kaizer Chiefs fans waiting for confirmation as Nabi bids AS FAR Rabat goodbye
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