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'John Paintsil is the best for assistant coaching role'

"Paintsil has the pedigree, he has been to two World Cups - in 2006 and 2010.”

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes John Paintsil was the best option of all the coaches available for the assistant coaching job at Naturena following his surprise selection as second-in-command.

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Paintsil was on Monday revealed as the man taking over as Komphela’s new deputy, having only retired last week following a long playing career that took him from his homeland in Ghana through to Israel and England before bringing it to an end at Maritzburg United.

“I have worked with John before [at Maritzburg United] and at Chiefs we all know that pressure is immense – you’ve got to be addicted to pressure, and there is nothing that is more perfect than winning trophies," Komphela said of the former West Ham United and Leicester City defender.

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