Seema takes over as new Sekhukhune United coach
- Mike Johnshon
- 20 Nov, 2023
Sekhukhune United has named Lehlohonolo Seema as their latest coach on Monday, successfully luring him away from nearby Polokwane City.
No specific information was disclosed regarding the contract terms for the 43-year-old former Basotho international.
Seema departs Polokwane City after being in charge for 14 matches since joining them shortly before the commencement of the new DStv Premiership season.
Seema steps in to replace Brandon Truter, who was dismissed earlier this month. He becomes the fifth coach to assume leadership at the club within their three seasons in the top flight, following McDonald Makhubedu, Owen da Gama, Kaitano Tembo, and Truter.
According to the club's statement, McDonald Makhubedu, who served as interim coach for their last two matches, will retain his position as the assistant coach.
“In an effort to fill the vacant head coach position ahead of what promises to be a challenging November and December period, interspaced (sic) by both League and CAF
Confederation Cup fixtures, 'Babina Noko' have acted swifly (sic) in securing coach Seema to steady the ship and ascend into the position,” said the club.
“I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the chairman, Mr. Simon Malatji for having afforded me an opportunity to lead the team. I'm most appreciative of how the negotiations between my management team and the club were handled, in a respectable and candid manner. There is obviously a lot ahead of us and therefore I have to hit the ground running,” said Seema.
“I don't wish to make any promises except to offer my work ethic and dedication to the club and its supporters.”
Seema, a former center-back for Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates and a national team captain, ventured into coaching initially at Celtic, working alongside John Maduka.
Following that, he had coaching stints at Chippa United, Black Leopards, Lamontville Golden Arrows, another tenure at Chippa, and eventually at Polokwane City.
Over his coaching career, he has overseen a total of 153 matches in the top tier of South African football.
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