Legendary goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has left Kaizer Chiefs, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
Amakhosi have since roped in Lee Baxter – son of Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter, who worked closely with Baloyi and will assume those duties on a full-time role as from next season.
‘Spider-Man’ has decided to call time on his coaching career in pursuit of other business ventures and aiding budding goalkeepers with development.
“I will be pursuing other business ventures. I will also be embarking in goalkeeping development programmes,” Baloyi told Chiefs’s website.
“I grew up at Chiefs and I will forever be grateful to the club for the opportunity to get where I am today.”
Club Chairman Kaizer Motaung Snr also expressed his gratitude to Baloyi, who served the Gold and Black with distinction for 12 years as a player and a coach, and wished the 44-year-old all the best in his development endeavours.
“I wish to thank Brian for his contribution during his return to the club, which is his home,” added Motaung.
“When we brought Brian back in the fold, we had intentions to have a longer engagement but he recently indicated a willingness to pursue other ventures.
“We gave him our blessings and we will continue to collaborate with him going forward. I wish to bid Brian farewell and success in his new endeavours.
“We look forward to continue working with Brian and on collaborative efforts to improve the goalkeeping area in our country.”