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Tura Magic in search of new coach

Mon, 19 August 2013 01:50
by Michael Uugwanga

Tura Magic are the only Namibia Premier League (NPL) club without a coach, so far, after its two previous coaches’ departure last season.
There was Timo Tjongarero who guided the club to its first Mobile Telecommunication( MTC)/NPL during the 2012/13 season until the second round of the season.
Tjongarero was then relieved from his coaching duties following Woody Jacobs’ appointment on a short-term basis of a few months. But after his contract ended in May, his departure left the club without a mentor, again.
There has been talks within the local sports circle of Jacobs extending his contract with Magic but that has not materialised despite discussions with the two parties, only for Stars to snatch Magic’s man.
Jacobs replaced Ali Akan who had resigned at Stars. There are some big names of coaches who are currently "clubless" but have been linked to the Magic job, including Ali Akan, Gilbert Rwasoka, George Hummel, Lucky Kakuva, not forgetting the return of former head coach Tjongagrero, as well as Rusten Mogane.
Only time will tell who will take over the reins of a club that had managed a sixth finish in last season’s campaign and after an eight-year existence.
Tura Magic executive member, Jakes Amaning says the club is busy in discussions with suitable candidates and that it is looking to hire a new coach who will work with the youthful players.
“We will only announce a new coach in September. I cannot reveal the candidates’ because it would be unfair but I can say five coaches have applied for the job. So far, no player has left or joined us but we are pleased with the squad we have," Amaning says, adding, the new coach will be given a five-year contract to set up his goal because ‘we are looking at winning a trophy this time around’.