Kaizer Chiefs faithfuls have gone wild with the appointment of Ernst MMiddeendorp last week.
Twitter came alive with excitement after the departure of Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas was announced on Friday, December 7 2018. But the joy quickly fizzled out when fans were introduced, or rather reintroduced, to his replacement.
Solinas joined Chiefs in July, but didn’t gain favour with supporters as the team was kicked out of two cup competitions and failed to impress in league games.
His dismissal comes after Chiefs lost three of their last four matches.
The outgoing coach leaves at the same time as his assistant, Patrick Mabedi.
The team thanked Mabedi for “all the efforts during his time at Kaizer Chiefs” and wished him well.
Shortly after the exit of Solinas and Mabedi started trending on social media, Chiefs tweeted another bombshell – that Ernst Middendorp was returning to coach the troubled team.
Chiefs fans have continued to react to the return of a man they nicknamed “Middledraw” in his first reign at the club.
Bheka Khabaah Mkhize on face book said, “Bobby Motaung is showing us the middle finger”
Below are some of the twitter reactions.
I think this family lost it y mara they always choose looses mara i give up now suka pic.twitter.com/eZDZQNNpK3
— Cassius Luvhengo (@CassiusLuvhengo) December 7, 2018
When we were kings and when this family respected us. 😢😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/nHF2OpSZsT
— Nkosinathi B Mabaso ⏳ (@NkosinathiBMab1) December 7, 2018