Kaizer Chiefs split from coach Middendorp

Johannesburg (AP) – Former Bielefeld coach Ernst Middendorp is no longer the coach of South African first division Kaizer Chiefs.

“We discussed a lot of things about our team, including our playing style, performance and results, before making the decision,” said club boss Kaizer Motaung, according to a club release. The Kaizer Chiefs were ousted from first place on the last day of the season in mid-August due to a defeat. “That broke our hearts,” said Motaung.

Middendorp (61) took over the club for the second time in December 2018. From 2005 to 2007 he worked for the South Africans.

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