Premier Soccer League champions Kaizer Chiefs have restructured their technical department with Doctor Khumalo and Ace Khuse being handed the reigns of the Development Programme.
The Amakhosi legends had been part of the senior team's management, but chairman Kaizer Motaung believes the duo's expertise would be better utilised at junior level at this stage.
"We believe that this will go a long way in assisting both Ace and Doctor with their quest in becoming top South African coaches and at the same time guarantee the natural progression and development of more quality players for the 1st team. All in all we are investing in both the coaches and the clubs future," Motaung told the club's official website.
Chiefs' Romanian-born coach Ted Dumitru echoed the sentiments of the chairman.
"In line with the policy of the Club, Doctor and Ace will commence a process of high-level qualification which was difficult for them to accomplish with the 1st team due to the extremely busy schedule the team has. Personally I think this is a golden opportunity which will benefit and add a lot of value to the club," said Dumitru.
Former Bafana star Khumalo expressed his excitement about his new role at Naturena and views it as a great 'challenge'.
"It might sound like a demotion," said Khumalo, "but its actually a bigger responsibility of being part of the development of young players and it will surely pay dividends in the long run.
"Obviously it is a challenge as I have never worked in developing youngsters before. The exciting part about this change is that if offers room for personal growth as a coach".
Dumitru will remain in charge of the first team with former development manager Farouk Khan assisting the 'Professor'.