Sekhukhune United make decision on Brandon Truter’s replacement

Sekhukhune United make decision on Brandon Truter’s replacement

Sekhukhune United are set to appoint coach Lehlohonolo Seema this week with the club’s away CAF Confederation Cup group stage opener his first assignment.

The former Polokwane City mentor takes over from Brandon Truter, who was officially sacked last week, with SABC Sport earlier revealing Seema as the favourite to land the job after being shortlisted alongside other candidates. 

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The 43-year-old tactician reportedly resigned despite Rise and Shine being in sixth place on the log standings after 12 matches in the DStv Premiership. 

Information gathered – and published – by the public broadcaster several days ago had indicated Seema was immediately the front-runner for the Sekhukhune vacancy because of his stature as an ex-player and the fact that he holds a CAF A licence.

It’s a requirement by the African football governing body that head coaches in the inter-club tournaments meet this criteria to be able to sit on the bench. 

But perhaps the focus for the Sekhukhune hierarchy might not be the Confederation Cup, in which they travel face RS Berkane of Morocco in their opening group fixture next Sunday, considering their position on log table and the reason for Truter's sacking. 

Babina Noko have only managed four wins from 12 league games – one of those coming after MacDonald Makhubedu took charge on an interim basis when they beat SuperSport United before the current FIFA break. 

The expectation now is for Seema to guide them back into the top-eight, and potentially even give them a fighting chance in the Nedbank Cup to end the second half of the season with possible silverware.

Seema is set to continue working alongside Makhubedu, who was initially responsible for leading Sekhukhune into the PSL topflight in 2021.  

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