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Polokwane City Football club holds on to Papic


Herbert Rachuene

Polokwane City Football Club has renenewed the contract of its coach, Costa Papic who had a remarkable 2014/15 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season with the club.
Papic joined the club in October from Chipa United and he has turned Polokwane City into a major force in the PSL circles.
Since the appointment of Papic, who has also coached Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards, Polokwane City has won seven and drawn 14 out of 30 matches to finish the league in 12th position.
Papic also guided the team to their first PSL Q2 prize worth R1,5 million and was nominated as PSL Coach of the Season, an accolade he lost to former Kaizer Chiefs mentor Stuart Baxter.
Polokwane City Chief Operations Officer, Tincy Tema confirmed that Papic signed a two year contract with the option to renew.
“He has done well for the team since his arrival. The players played well under his guidance and we are happy to have him on board for next season,” Tema said.
He added that they are happy to have renewed the contract with Polokwane Municipality to play their home matches at the new and old Peter Mokaba stadiums. “Peter Mokaba Stadium is our home ground. We will be playing all our matches at both stadiums. Category A matches, the one against Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will be played at the new stadium and the rest at the old stadium,” Tema said.