Kaizer Chiefs: Wholesale Changes As Nasreddine Nabi Appointment Looms

The upcoming season at Kaizer Chiefs is shaping up to be one of the best. After a trophy drought spanning a decade, the Motaung family has mobilized a period of significant transformation at Naturena.

As the club returns for the start of pre-season, here’s what we know:

Coaching overhaul:

  • New Head Coach: Nasreddine Nabi is expected to arrive in July, marking a leadership shift.
  • Early Arrivals: Assistant coach Fernando Da Cruz and goalkeeper coach Ilyes Mzoughi have already begun work, forming the core of Nabi’s technical team. The duo are poised to sign two-year deals with one-year options, with contracts that were verbally agreed prior to their arrivals.
  • Team Build-out: The search is on for a conditioning coach, video analyst, and another assistant coach to complete the staff. Reports indicate that former Raja Athletic Club and Wydad Athletic Club fitness coach Majdi Safi will arrive next in Soweto. 

Player Transfers:

  • No Confirmed Signings: While the coaching team undergoes a revamp, player acquisitions remain under wraps.
  • Nabi Denies Rumors: The new head coach has dismissed speculation that he’ll bring in players from his previous club.


Kaizer Chiefs is embracing a “wholesale changes” approach with the arrival of Nabi and his staff. This pre-season signifies a fresh start, with fans eagerly awaiting news on potential player signings to complement the new coaching direction.