The 36-year-old arrived last month to work under the wing of Muhsin Ertugral in what was his first role as a coach. He took a decision to retire from playing at another club to pursue a longer-term future in football.
Unfortunately, results did not go Ertugral's way, and he departed by mutual consent at the start of this week, before the club brought in Eric Tinkler to take over.
Khenyeza was not asked to leave, but took it upon himself to request his exit as he felt this to be in the best interests of the Team of Choice.
“I spoke to the Chairman, to the General Manager and to the new Coach Eric in the right way,” he said. “There were not any issues, but I felt from my side, that with new blood coming in and trying to implement new ideas to the boys, for the benefit of the team, it was best for me to move on.
“The most important thing is that the team is given the best chance to get out of the situation where they stand at the moment. It's not about me, but about the team. It was better to let the new technical team take over. The club wanted to keep me, but I think in football sometimes the team is more important than individuals.”
Maritzburg United Football Club would like to thank Mabhuti for all his efforts and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.