Durban - Marumo Gallants put an end to all the speculation regarding their vacant head coaching position when they announced the signing of Moroccan international coach on Friday morning.
"Marumo Gallants F.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Moroccan coach Romain Folz as the club’s new coach. Coach Folz comes with an extensive track record of leading teams abroad, and across Africa, including his previous role at Botswana-based
Township Rollers F.C," the club statement read.
"The appointment comes following the expiration of outgoing coach Dan Malesela’s contract. After much deliberation, the club opted to bring in Coach Folz to lead the team into the next phase of the club’s journey."
Bahlabane Ba Ntwa were able to rescue and redirect their season early enough to make a success of it after languishing in the relegation zone at the beginning of the campaign. The appointment of Malesela spearheaded their charge up the table and eventually finished in 10th.
Gallants will have to restructure and manoeuvre their campaign pretty well next season with their qualification for the CAF confederations cup set to introduce complicated aspects.
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The Polokwane based side qualified for the continental competition by virtue of being finalist in the Nedbank Cup and losing to a Mamelodi Sundowns side that already has a spot in the CAF Champions League.
Club chairman Abram Sello welcomed the arrival of the 31 year old while Coach Folz also revealed his delight at joining Gallants for the upcoming season.
“We welcome Coach Romain Folz to the team, he brings an impressive and energetic approach to football that we believe will be a great fit for Marumo Gallants," said Sello.
"I am very happy and honoured to join Marumo Gallants F.C. and a league such as the PSL. My first words are for our fans. I can only tell them that all the efforts and work we will put in every single day is for them. We want to make them proud, and I will dedicate all my time and energy to reach that goal”, Folz expressed.