Free State Stars appoint Saintfiet
The PSL club has appointed Belgian Tom Saintfiet as their new coach.
JOHANNESBURG - Following a difficult end to the 2013/14 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season, Free Sate Stars have moved to appoint Belgian-born Tom Saintfiet as their new head coach, in the hopes of avoiding yet another relegation battle.
Saintfiet replaces Kinnah Phiri, who took over the post halfway through last season following the axing of Steve Komphela.
Phiri masterminded the club's successful battle against relegation, which saw them only secure their safety on the final day of the campaign.
Saintfiet's appointment as coach sees former Ea Lla Koto captain Duncan Lechesa also return to the club as assistant coach.
Andre Bronkhorst, who has been recruited from Bloemfontein Celtic, has been named as the club's new goalkeeper coach.
Phiri's assistant coach Themba Sithole has now been put in charge of the development squads, where he will be assisted by Edwin Mofokeng.