Clive Barker joins Bidvest Wits

Former Bafana coach Clive Barker has been unveiled as the new head coach of Bidvest Wits.

Clive Barker has been unveiled as the new head coach of Bidvest Wits.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker has been appointed as the new head coach of Bidvest Wits after the club parted ways with Antonio Lopez with immediate effect.

He will be assisted by Andre Arendse, who will continue to fulfil the role of goalkeeper coach.

Wits General Manager George Mogotsi says Barker has all the pedigree they were looking for.

"He did well for the teams that he coached. We believe he will add value to the team and he will be assisted by Andre Arendse."

Mogotsi is confident Barker will have no problems fitting in to their system.

"Clive knows all the players we've acquired. It won't take us long to gel the team together."

Wits are currently at number nine on the log after 16 games.

Their next game is against Black Leopards in February.