Maritzburg United have announced 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 with the Team of Choice, until June 2025.
Maduka replaces Ernst Middendorp who was shown the door after the completion of the 2021/22 DStv Premiership season.
Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia believes Maduka is an ideal coach to lead his club to success next season.
“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 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