Former Cape Town City captain Lebogang Manyama was appointed as an assistant coach to Eric Tinkler’s technical team at the Citizens.
Manyama, 33, had to retire from professional football earlier this year due to a knee injury.
He has played for Ajax Cape Town, SuperSport United, Mpumalanga Black Aces, Cape Town City, Konyaspor and Chiefs in a career spanning over a decade.
The former PSL Player of the Season had survived a serious injury before but this time around with an unfortunate misdiagnosis, he could not make a fairy-tale return to the pitch.
On Tuesday, City announced the news that City have roped their former captain back into the club set-up.
“Cape Town City are delighted to confirm the appointment of former club captain Lebogang Manyama as an assistant coach in Eric Tinkler’s technical team. Welcome home, Lebza,” the club stated.
Manyama racked up 320 appearances over his career, scoring 55 goals and registering 39 assists over 12 seasons in professional football.
Lebogang Manyama was recognized as one of the best midfielders in South Africa before coming to Kaizer Chiefs when he was announced as the Premier Soccer League footballer of the season in 2017 where he took home the award due to his good performances in the field of play.
Lebogang Manyama will now get coaching experience under his new colleague Eric Tinkler who is the head coach of Cape Town City Football Club.
It came as a surprise to football lovers when Lebogang Manyama was announced as the assistant coach of Cape Town City Football Club because he has no coaching experience in the top flight football or with any Club academy.
Lebogang Manyama was delighted to sign a contract as the Cape Town City assistant coach because it is a good job that would feed him and his family since he also has a good relationship with the Club Chairman by the name of John Comitis.