Kaitano Tembo

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Kaitano Tembo
Kaitano Tembo
Born (1970-07-22) July 22, 1970 (age 49)
Rimuka
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Football Coach.
EmployerSupersport United Football Club
Home townKadoma

Kaitano Tembo is one of the most celebrated defenders to have played for Dynamos Football Club and the senior soccer national team. Kaitano Tembo was the assistant coach of Supersport United in the South African Premier Soccer League and was later promoted to Caretaker Coach within the same club in March 2018.

Background

"Kaizer" as he is known by football fans was born on July 22, 1970.

Playing career

Kaitano started his playing career with Super Beef a Division Two side before moving to Dynamos. He had a very successful footballing career with the Glamour boys from 1992 to 1997, capturing four league titles with the club. He left the club in 1998 to cross the border and join the now defunct Seven Stars from 1998 to 1999 after which he joined another South African outfit, Supersport United. He won several accolades with the club before retiring from the game and joining the coaching staff. For the national team, Tembo was part of the history-making warriors coached by Sunday Chidzambwa which qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004. The former Dembare player was well known for his solid defensive skills. So experienced in defense was Tembo that during the twilight stages of tenure as a player at Supersport, he was handed the captaincy of the club.[1] Kaitano managed to establish legendary status at both the Glamour boys and Supersport.

Clubs Played For

  • Dynamos Football Club
  • SuperSport United Football Club
  • Seven Stars FC
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Coaching career

After retiring from playing football, Tembo was initially appointed the assistant coach of Supersport United Football Club before he was eventually appointed the head coach.[2] His coaching career also saw him at the helm of Supersport United juniors as well as the reserve team. He Completed a Coaching Licence in Netherlands (KNVB) in 2007 before completing Level One and Two Coaching Courses with SAFA in 2012. In 2008 he won the Under-17 Engen Cup which was followed by the Lagos International Cup in 2010.

Accolades




References

  1. Aaron Dube Kaitano Tembo enjoying every moment with Supersport Juniors, The Chronicle, Published: October 20, 2014, Retrieved: April 16, 2015,
  2. Kaitano Tembo named SuperSport assistant coach, Bulawayo 24News, Published: July 25, 2012, Retrieved: April 16, 2015