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Assistant coach Dlamini to lead Dikwena in last CAF clash
Assistant coach Dlamini to lead Dikwena in last CAF clash
Platinum Stars can confirm the appointment of Milton Dlamini as the club\'s assistant coach.

Dlamini joins Dikwena following the departure of Willem Jackson and the redeployment of Alan Clark. Dlamini\'s appointment is part of the changes to the technical team. Jackson’s contract was not renewed while the club has also redeployed assistant coach Alan Clark to his previous position as a video analyst.

These changes were confirmed by the club\'s General Manager Senzo Mazingiza, who revealed that Dlamini will be in charge of the team when Dikwena take on Mbabane Swallows in their CAF Confederation Cup encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace this coming Saturday.

\"Jackson\'s contract was not renewed and with new changes we are making, the club felt that a person of Milton Dlamini’s caliber can assist us going forward. Jackson has contributed immensely. We are grateful for his involvement with the club. He has been there from the Silver Stars days. It was not an easy decision for the club but the club is taking a different direction. Alan Clark is going back to his position as video analyst for the club. He will assist both the MDC coach and the senior coach. He will also look at other programmes within our development,\" Mazingiza told Platinumstars.com.

While head coach Peter Butler awaits his work permit, newly appointed assistant coach Milton Dlamini will be on the bench for this weekend\'s clash.
\"We have submitted the necessary papers. Only when the coach gets his work permit, he will sit on the bench. For now Milton Dlamini will be on the bench. Alan Clark will also assist,\" said Mazingiza.

Meanwhile the club can confirm the departure of veterans Solly Mathe, Tintswalo Tshabalala and Ndumiso Mabena. Contracts of Mathe and Tshabalala were not renewed while the club coun\'t agree a new deal with Mabena.

\"I can also confirm that the club has parted ways with long serving members Solly Mathe and Tintswalo Tshabalala. It cannot be easy because they served the club so well. We are in the business of offloading and signing new players every season but we are very grateful for their contribution. We believe that without them we will not be who we are today,\" said Mazingiza.

\"Mabena is no longer with the club. Our negotiations with him hit a snag and we felt we should allow the player to move on. We are grateful for the three seasons that he has given us.\"

Mazingiza revealed that the club has signed defender Sibusiso Mthethwa, who joined Dikwena at the beginning of this month.

\"We managed to get Mthethwa\'s services from the first of July. He comes with a lot of experience. He was captain of NFD team – University of Pretoria. He will add value to our club,\" said Mazingiza.


Posted: 05-07-2017
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