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Patrick Mabedi clarifies resignation

Two-time Flames assistant coach Patrick Mabedi has given a detailed explanation of reasons behind his resignation barely two weeks into his job at Cape Town All Stars in South Africa.

Kickoff.com quotes the former Kaizer Chiefs captain as having thrown in the towel after ‘failing to click’ with his assistant Dylan Deane.

Mabedi, who also played for Big Bullets on the local scene and Moroka Swallows in South Africa, says he wanted to bring in his own assistant when he took charge at the National First Division strugglers.

However, club management rejected his request- prompting him to quit earlier this month.

“There were a couple of things I requested. I spoke to the chairman, Lunga Ntwana, and we agreed certain terms,” Mabedi told KickOff.com.

“But the main issue is when I got there, the information I was getting from my assis tant , I thought I will get the same philosophy as mine but it was not the same. I wanted to have my own assistant coach and I could not manage to work with him,” he explained.

“I started to build the team in two matches that I had and it was bad when I arrived. Players did not know most of the things. I tried to get the team into shape and right combinations and things started to click.

“But unfortunately things did not go the way I wanted but I need to move on. I need to move on with my life because things did not work the way were supposed to be,” concluded the former Malawi assistant coach.

Mabedi oversaw a 3-3 draw with Santos and a 1-1 stalemate with Milano United after taking over the reigns from the sacked Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane.

Mabedi says he saw progress after the club lost the first three matches of the season.—Kickoff

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