Mathibe will primarily look after the reserve team as a goalkeeper coach but will also be an integral part of the senior team, working hand in hand with Lee Baxter where we have top international keepers such as Itumeleng Khune, Bruce Bvuma, Brandon Petersen and Daniel Akpeyi. He will also work with the Scouting department.
After his retirement from professional football in 2016, the former goalkeeper has been working with various teams in lower leagues including the Black Leopards who were promoted to the DStv Premiership that season. He moved to Maccabi who were promoted from the ABC Motsepe League to the GladAfrica Championship. He then moved to Swallows after Maccabi sold their status.
The Kroonstad-born Mathibe joined Kaizer Chiefs as a 19-year-old in 1999 and left in 2006. He will reunite with former teammates Kaizer Motaung Jr, who is now the Sporting Director, assistant coach Arthur Zwane, Gerald Sibeko, who is the team manager and teammate, goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
“I’m happy to return back home and to be reunited with some old friends here at the Kaizer Chiefs family,” says a beaming Aubrey Mathibe. “it is truly an honour to join Kaizer Chiefs in this capacity and I look forward to sharing my experience with the goalkeepers and colleagues.
“It is a dream come true for me and I look forward to repaying the Chairman Ntate Kaizer Motaung for having believed in me when I was a 19-year-old boy from Maokeng.”
Mathibe holds a level C coaching licence and looking forward to improving his qualifications.
“We are happy to welcome Tlali back to the Kaizer Chiefs fold,” says Sporting Director Kaizer Motaung Jr. “It is important to work with people who understand the Chiefs culture; and having spent almost seven years with the Glamour Boys, we are confident that he will be able to help our keepers in the reserve and senior teams follow our philosophy.”
Having journeyed through different teams in the league as a player, Mathibe has also worked with current players Bernard Parker at Zulu Royals, Sfiso Hlanti at AmaZulu and Ramahlwe Mphahlele at Moroka Swallows, to mention a few.