Nikola Kavazovic named AFC Leopards Coach

AFC Leopards have acquired the services of Nikola Kavazovic to replace Rodolfo Zapata as the club’s head coach.

The former Township Rollers in Botswana will be accompanied by his assistant coach starting from November 5th a month before the Kenya Premier league (KPL) kick off on December 8th.

On Kavazović Curriculum Vitae, he was incharge of Tajikistan national football team as head coach (2012 – 2013), and also former head coach of Tajikistan champions Istiqlol Dushanbe.

As head coach of Dushanbe, Kavazović who has UEFA A and UEFA Pro coaching licenses won the AFC Presidents Cup in 2012 2012.

In July 2012, he was the youngest national team head coach in the world, at age of 36.

The tactician enjoyed success with Township Rollers where he worked from July 2017 before throwing in the towel earlier this month. In this duration, Rollers won the Botswana Premier League title for the 15th time and also clinched the Mascom Top 8 Cup.

Kavazović led rollers to the group stage of the Champions League playing some beautiful football but unfortunately could not make it into the knockout stages.

The tactician will hope not to suffer the fate of his predecessors who have struggled to finish even a year at the helm of the club. This year alone, the team has had three coaches.

They started off with Robert Matano who guided them to last year’s FKF Shield before he was ousted and Tanzanian Dennis Kitambi took charge.

Kitambi left in May and in came the Argentine Zapata who could not even finish the season, leaving with two matches to go and assistant Tom Juma taking over on interim basis.

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