Polokwane City Football Club parted ways with their Coach Kosta Papic last Thursday following an agreement between the two parties that abruptly brought their work relation to an end.
Papic joined the club last year in September after a short stint with Chippa United. The Serbian mentor found City in 15th position of the league and took them to the 12th position last season.
This season, under his guidance the club failed to get the desired results as they only managed a single victory, two draws and three losses from six matches.
Communications Manager for the Club, Tumelo Makgoara said the reason for Papic’s departure has nothing to do with results.
“He did well at the club and we can’t narrow down the reason for his departure to one thing. The decision was reached amicably and the club can confirm that he left with a clean slate. The club wishes him all the best in his career endeavours,” Makgoara said.
He also mentioned that the team will continue with preparations for their encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns on 28 October under the tutelage of assistant coach, Nkuene Mayala and Team Manager, Bernard Molekwa.
“We haven’t appointed anyone yet. Mayala and Molekwa will be in charge of the team. They have been working together for a while and we believe they will do well,” Makgoara said.
Papic has coached several South African teams, including Black Leopards, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. He previously also coached Nigerian teams Lobi Stars, Enyimba, Enugu Rangers and Kwara United.