AmaZulu FC are delighted to confirm the appointment of Allan Freese as Assistant Head Coach for the club’s first team.
The former Highlands Park and Platinum Stars manager has joined Usuthu on a one year contract, with the option for renewal at the end of the campaign.
Freese, who takes over the reigns from Moeneeb Josephs as second fiddle to, the newly appointed head coach, Ayanda Dlamini, says he’s excited to be involved with the project.
“I am happy to join the club. I hope I can be a big help to Coach Ayanda and help achieve things for the team,” he said. “AmaZulu is a big institution and team, they come a very long way. Obviously we know that in the past they haven’t been doing well but hopefully we can help the team achieve with the coach.”
Freese, who was born in Estcourt, KZN, is familiar with the expectations of AmaZulu and it’s fan base. With a firm understanding of the club and it’s ethos, Freese has aligned himself with the aspirations of Usuthu.
“I am happy to be associated with a big brand like AmaZulu. I am a boy from Natal. I don’t know if that will make a big difference or what (laughs). I just hope I can help the coach and the club achieve its goals,” he said.
Freese started his journey in football as a versatile left-sided player, which saw his talent deployed by the likes of Orlando Pirates and Benoni United.
The 64-year-old then made the step up to coaching, after obtaining his level three South African Football Association qualifications.
In 2013 he joined Platinum Stars before making the switch to Highlands Park FC in 2015, where he served as the Head of Development.
Freese was quickly snapped up by Royal Eagles and appointed as Head Coach, where he lead them to promotion from the National First Division in 2017/18.
Following his success, Highlands Park were quick to rope him back into the club, this time as an assistant to then Head Coach, Owen Da Gama.
Together, they earned promotion into the Premier Soccer League having broken several records along the way.
During the 2018/19 top flight campaign, Freese and Highlands Park found themselves in unprecedented territory, as the club finished the season in 7th place.
With the new PSL season set to begin in just under a month, we welcome him with open arms and wish him every success along his journey.Share