Sankoyo Suspend Head Coach

| May 19, 2015

Sankoyo Bush Bucks have suspended the team’s head coach, Philani Mabhena, for 14 days pending a hearing.

Bush Bucks played their last match of the be Mobile Premier League against Orapa United on May 16 without the head coach. The club chairperson, Willie Dikgosana, confirmed that the coach had been suspended for misconduct and undermining the management.

He said the suspension was communicated to him through an e-mail as it was the norm within the club. The suspension letter came after the team’s encounter with BMC where they lost 2-1.

Dikgosana said the coach was called for a hearing but failed to show up. Management then decided to suspend him until May 29. He added that the coach had a tendency of attacking some team officials in front of players thus undermining their authority.

The club boss said the suspension had nothing to do with the team’s performance, as the coach had done exceptionally well. He said the team had been struggling to meet its financial obligations hence their failure to pay the coach and players their full monthly wages.

“It has been some months without paying the coach and players their monthly dues because we are still struggling to secure a sponsor. We appreciate that the coach and players’ welfare is important, but we made efforts to discuss the issue with them,” he said.

Dikgosana noted that the team needed P86 000 a month to pay players only. Mabhena confirmed receiving the suspension, but could not state the reasons for his suspension.

Meanwhile, following their appeal against the judgement where FC Satmos were awarded three points and two goals, Bush Bucks appeared before the National Appeals Board yesterday.

Dikgosana said he believed they had a case as the team had been punished for the mistake of the Botswana Football Association (BFA) and the premier league office.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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