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Wanderers push assistant coach hiring to next season

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Carlsberg Cup kings, Be Forward Wanderers, have pushed to next season plans of hiring a right-hand-man to head coach Elia Kananji.

Wanderers general secretary, Mike Butao, confirmed that while they would have loved to recruit the assistant coach this season, circumstances were beyond the Nomads’ control.

“We have identified an assistant coach, but we will not tell you his identity. He has got commitments elsewhere. We need to let him finalise what he is doing and he will join us at the end of the season. He will start working next season,” Butao said on Wednesday.

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The Nomads gave Kananji a free hand to pick his man, the GS added.

Kananji recently said he would go for a coach who shares his coaching philosophy and also one he can trust.

Kananji has been operating without a deputy the entire season. The going on a six-month sabbatical of technical director, Yasin Osman, left team manager Chiyembekezo Zidana and his vice Steve Madeira, who are not coaches by profession, are other technical panel members.

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Eddington Ng’onamo works with youth teams in his capacity as football manager.

Wanderers are sixth on the TNM Super League table with 26 points from 16 games and also are in contention for the Standard Bank Knock-Out Cup. Despite winning Carlsberg, pressure has been mounting on Kananji to win the league.

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