Patrick Mabedi has been appointed by Kaizer Chiefs. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the appointment of former player and captain Patrick Mabedi as the club’s new assistant coach.

The Malawian-born former centreback played for Amakhosi from 1998 to 2006.

The 43 year old Mabedi enjoyed a glorious career as a Glamour Boy winning numerous trophies including the back to back Premiership titles in 2003/4 and 2004/5 plus the Mandela Cup in 2001.

Mabedi also captained the team from 2003-2006 before leaving Chiefs to complete his career with Moroka Swallows.

Mabedi penned a two year deal from July 1, 2017.

“I am happy to be back home,” said Mabedi. “I look forward to making a contribution to the success of this great institution.

“This is a privilege. I wish to thank the Club Management for this opportunity.”

Mabedi joins Kaizer Chiefs from Cape Town All Stars where he was head coach.

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