The Serb arrives in the country on Friday to sign a contract and round off preparations for the new campaign.The 57-year-old has coached Serbian teams FC Sloga and FK Ledinci Bijeljina after a playing career involving clubs in his homeland FK Partizan and FK Loznika.The Koceljeva-born mentor was recommended by a Ghanaian agent after Chiefs failed to secure the services of Beston Chambeshi. Chiefs seemed to have a deal done and dusted with the former Chipolopolo ace, but his Zambian club blocked the move.Chambeshi, despite agreeing to Chiefs' offer, was unavailable as he had just signed a new deal with Zambia Super Division side Konkola Blades.
Stanojlovic comes in to replace Madinda Ndlovu, who was on Sunday, unveiled as new Township Rollers coach.Chiefs communications manager Clifford Mogomotsi confirmed the Serbian was taking over. He spoke glowingly of the coach although a quick search revealed little about his credentials. "He is a decorated chap and we are happy to have him join us," said Mogomotsi of the Serb. Chiefs are looking to tie him down to a two or three year deal. The Kgatleng giants have flatly told Stanojlovic they want nothing short of the league title this season.Chiefs have won the title in the last two seasons under Ndlovu. Despite losing five players, Mogomotsi restated that they are out to retain the title.
Chiefs lost Dirang Moloi, Phenyo Mongala and Jerome Ramatlhakwana to DR Congo side FC Don Bosco.New South African side Polokwane City also unveiled the former Chiefs duo of Galabgwe Moyana and Kekaetswe Mara Moloi."It's not a matter of whether it is possible; we are going to keep the cup for Chiefs," said a confident Mogomotsi.He is confident they have made worthy replacements for the five players who have moved. Chiefs have confirmed the signing of the striking trio of ex-Township Rollers' Onalethata 'OT' Tshekiso, Patrick Lenyeletse and Bonolo Fraiser from Nico United. Zebras' fringe left-back Ontse Ntesa and defender Lawrence Mfila from TAFIC have all joined the club.Zebras and BDF XI winger Lemponye Tshireletso is also said to have joined the reigning champions. "I think we have replaced the players who have moved quite well," Mogomotsi told Mmegi Sport.