National Division 1 side FC Cape Town could be the next home for Dutch man Pieter De Jong, a former AFC Leopards Coach.
De Jong has been with the second tier South African outfit for close to a month on what can be considered ‘trials’ of sorts, as the club weighs its options.
His presence at the club has been confirmed to Soka by the club’s chair Mr. Errol Dicks;
“We are currently engaging Mr De Jong with a possible engagement as head coach. He is one of many European coaches we are engaging and will confirm with you closer to the end of July when the appointment will have been finalized,” confirmed the club owner in an express correspondence.
De Jong was hired by Ingwe in May 2014 on a one year deal to replace one Trevor Morgan who was hired weeks earlier but went to Spain without performing any function at the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club.
De Jong’s year long deal at Ingwe was bizarrely cut short at the close of January, to be handed to Croat Zdravko Logarusic, the current boss.
FC Cape Town finished last term placed eighth in the 16-team 1st Division with 42 points, 18 off winners Golden Arrows who got an automatic promotion to the Premier Soccer League for the 2015/16 season.
FC Cape Town, that once had Nigerian star Emmanuel Emenike, was coached by Botswana’s David Bright last term who joined the side on a one year deal from July 2014.