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Phakaaathi Reporter
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9 Jan 2017
11:33 am

Bucks appoint Palmer as new coach

Phakaaathi Reporter

National First Division side Mthatha Bucks have announced the appointment of Ian Palmer as the new head coach.

Ian Palmer. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Palmer replaces Velile Dyaloyi who was released by the club earlier this month.

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“It is his tons of experience, high level of discipline and professionalism that attracted us to him. His knowledge of the NFD league made him the right choice for us in trying to go forward with our season,” said Bucks COO Lunga Tukute.

“He will resume his duties with immediate effect. We welcome the coach to Amathol’amnyama family and we will support him through thick and thin as we try to take the team to greater heights.”

Bucs, who are currently on seventh position on the log, will be hoping that the 50-year-old coach will lead them to promotion.

Palmer is no stranger to the NFD, having been in charge of African Warriors, Blackburn Rovers, Santos, Chippa United and recently at Milano United.