Former Ghana international defender John Paintsil has been appointed as the new assistant coach of South African Premier League club Kaizer Chiefs.
The position is expected to see Paintsil work alongside his former boss and Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela. Paintsil's club career included stints with English sides West Ham and Fulham. He replaces former South African international Doctor Khumalo as Chiefs' assistant. Chiefs finished fifth in the 2015-2016 Premier Soccer League 25 points behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
John Paintsil's appointment comes after the ex-defender celebrated his birthday on June 15 with a few close friends at the new 4Syte TV mansion at East Legon in Accra. Present at his private party were former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah, Laryea Kingston, Musician Nana Boroo, 4syte TV CEO Ignace Hego among others.