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John Maduka Fired By Maritzburg United

South Africa Premier Soccer League outfit Maritzburg United FC have confirmed the sacking of head coach John Maduka and his entire backroom staff.

Martizburg has struggled this season and finds themselves in the relegation zone after winning just two of their 13 games this season.

In a statement, Maritzburg also disclosed how the decision to fire the technical bench was reached at by the club board after reviewing the recent performance.

“The board has taken this decision after a review of performances and results from the beginning of the season to date,” said club Chairman, Farook Kadodia.

“When we appointed John at the beginning of the season, the mandate and objective was to see an improvement in performances and results which however have not been achieved despite everyone’s best efforts and we believe that with the upcoming Fifa World Cup Break, the timing is right to make these changes now.”

Martizburg also informed its supporters that the process of getting a new coach for the club has began with an announcement set to announced soon.

“The process of identifying and appointing a New Head is underway and the club will make an announcement in due course,” added the club chairman.

Maduka was appointed as Martizburg coach in June 2022 replacing Ernst Middendorp who was fired for the fourth time after he steered the club to a 12th-placed DStv Premiership finish last season.

The 52-year-old Maduka sid well last season after guiding Royal AM to a third place finish in what was their first season in top flight football.

Royal AM were in contention for a Caf Champions League spot for much of last season, before a late slump led to them having to settle for third place.



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