Njabulo Blom

How Middendorp instantly identified Blom’s potential at Chiefs

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has recalled how he knew almost instantly that utility player Njabulo Blom would make it at the highest level.

Ernst Middendorp coach of Swallows FC during the DStv Premiership match between Sekhukhune United and Swallows FC at Peter Mokaba Stadium on January 20, 2023 in Polokwane, South Africa

End of FIFA sanction a game-changer for Ernst Middendorp

Swallows coach Ernst Middendorp confirms that he took on the club’s rescue mission following his appointment in December knowing it was unlikely chairman David Mogashoa would overturn the FIFA sanction.


Ernst Middendorp vows to strengthen Swallows FC with two key signings

Ernst Middendorp wants to bring in two new players to support Swallows FC striker Evans Rusike before the transfer window closes.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena during the Mamelodi Sundowns press conference at PSL Headquarters on August 25, 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Why Rulani holds Middendorp in high esteem

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena will tonight come face to face with a counterpart he easily considers a mentor, Ernst Middendorp.

Ernst Middendorp, former head coach of Maritzburg United during the DStv Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Maritzburg United

Middendorp explains Swallows FC U-turn

Following his appointment as Swallows FC coach for the next “three seasons”, Ernst Middendorp has explained why his stint with FIFA was cut short and the reason he didn’t take the Dube Birds job earlier.