TEAM OF CHOICE WELCOME MADUKA ON BOARD
15 June, 2022
Maritzburg United Football Club can confirm the appointment of John Maduka as the Club’s Head Coach.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Royal AM Head Coach has signed a three year contract, until June 2025, with the Team of Choice and will officially start at the Club for the Pre-Season ahead of the start of the 2022/2023 DSTV Premiership Season.
The appointment of Maduka comes after a swift recruitment process with several candidates having applied for the recently vacant Head Coach position and after which Board of Directors believed that Maduka was the unanimous choice to lead the club going forward.
The 51-year old Maduka previously coached Bloemfontein Celtic during the 2020/ 21 season and led the side to the final of that season’s MTN 8 Cup before being at the helm at Royal AM during the recently concluded 2021/ 2022 DSTV Premiership Season in which he guided the Club to the semifinal of the Nedbank Cup and position three in the League whilst producing a brand of football that was highly entertaining and effective together with developing many young talents within the Club.
“We have seen the work of the coach over a number of years and are confident that he has the ability, commitment and passion to lead the club into this new era. We are in the process of assessing a number of potential signings in this rebuilding phase of the Club and are confident that this process will be lead effectively by the new Head Coach and his technical team," said Chairman, Farook Kadodia.
“It is a huge honor for me to represent and coach a club with the tradition and support base of Maritzburg United," said Maduka. "I am very excited to get started. After discussions with the Chairman and the Board, I felt their passion, ambition and desire to be successful and I feel my ambition, together with my work ethics, can work to achieve the desired results for the Club.
"Upon each visit to the Harry Gwala Stadium one can feel the passion that the “Blue Army” have for this club and this support will be hugely important for the team in the upcoming season. This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us and I am eager to get onto the training ground to start working with the players.
"I would like to thank the club’s owners for this opportunity for the incredible welcome they have already given me. I am very excited to begin our journey together," concluded Maduka