Roger Sikhakhane (left), coach of Royal Eagles attended a function at SuperSport Studios in Johannesburg in February 2018. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Royal Eagles are not intending to replace the late Roger Sikhakhane.

The National First Division outfit laid Sikhakhane to rest this past weekend after the coach had succumbed to a long illness.

The club’s chairlady, Shawn Mpisane, made it clear that they are not planning to hire any coach.

“Sazi Ngubane will take charge of the team until the end of the season. We will not be entertaining any CV’s. We are okay,” Mpisane explained.

Tomorrow, Eagles will travel to Mpumalanga where they will lock horns with Mbombela United in an NFD clash at 3.30pm in Kabokweni Stadium.

“Sikhakhane was the best thing that ever happened to the club. He saved us from relegation when everybody thought we were going down. He promised to lead us to the promised land this year and unfortunately he couldn’t see us through but one’s cannot change God’s plan. 

I think his spirit will be with us. We want to push his legacy to see if we can’t try and make it where he wanted us to take us through,” she added.

Sazi Ngubane will take charge of the Royal Eagles until the end of the season. Photo: www.amazulufc.net
Sazi Ngubane will take charge of the Royal Eagles. Photo: www.amazulufc.net

Eagles will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering defeat last week against Maccabi FC at home.

“Sikhakhane was a person of unity. He wanted unity and he was a humble person. What I learned from him is that big name players don’t make a team. It is talented players who makes the team. 

You must look for the young talent and they will play for the team. They don’t play for their names,” Mpisane concluded.


The Mercury