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Coach’s Dismissal Confirmed: 'They Went On With The Emotions’

PSL Club Relieve Assistant Coach Of His Duties

By Masebe Qina - Oct 10, 2018 05:03 PM

An assistant coach from one of the PSL clubs has been relieved of his coaching duties from the team.

It was recently revealed by the Siya crew that Fani Mthethwa, who has been an assistant coach at Baroka FC, had been suspended by the club. 

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Speaking to the Siya crew, Mthethwa has confirmed receiving 'a letter of dismissal' from the Limpopo outfit this week.

“I have just received a letter from them saying that I have been dismissed. I had been on suspension for two weeks or so, leading up to Chippa game (that was at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium on September 15). I went to a hearing with their lawyer, and now I have just received a letter that I have been dismissed. I will be challenging that,” confirmed the coach.

Baroka are 15th on the Absa Premiership log with only one win from 10 matches this season. 

“They just went on with the emotions because there is no case there. They just wanted to get rid of me because I stood up, defended some players that were being victimised by certain individuals who would decide, ‘Coach don’t play this one, this one must come out he is tired.’ I decided that, that wasn’t going to happen. So, I ended up being a target. They tried to find a way to remove me… I was defending the coach (Wedson Nyirenda), you know, they would come and say things to me and I would say, ‘No, I’m defending the head coach,’" he added. 

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"People in South Africa know those assistant coaches who would say, ‘No, it wasn’t me, I told this guy (head coach) that we mustn’t be defensive, we have to be more attacking.’ So, when they came up to me and said, ‘Coach, but why did you play like that in the second half?’ I wouldn’t entertain that. So, they thought, ‘This guy is defending the head coach,’” said Mthethwa.

Contacted for comment, Baroka’s CEO Morgan Mammila has confirmed the dismissal of Mthethwa to the Siya crew, he but would not reveal the name of his replacement in Nyirenda’s technical team. 


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thandiz10@gmail.co Joined: 09 Oct 2018
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thandiz10@gmail.co Oct 12, 2018 01:45 PM
Chopping and changing confuses teams mind as the coaches uses different tactics and styles of coaching. I won' be surprised when of one of these clubs are being relegated.
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I_AM_SMITH Oct 12, 2018 11:57 AM
Baroka is slowly following the foot steps of Chippa...
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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Oct 11, 2018 11:20 AM
And Nyirenda will be out in that Camp.
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ianwalepiratees Oct 11, 2018 06:04 AM
@Skeem Sa HDK dumbest comment I've ever read you don't make sense at all
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Vamza Oct 10, 2018 10:25 PM
Know baroka ka barocca are good in firing
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JugzenVanMokhzin Oct 10, 2018 09:43 PM
Tshakhuma please come to replace this low thinkers, we need quality teams like Polokwane City and Rea Stars....
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 10, 2018 08:49 PM
If they know how to coach their team why they didn't take over,jomo sono did it
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04nazos Oct 10, 2018 07:24 PM
Then one is left with no option but to ask himself as to why are CLUB owners don't do the job themselves? Because, clearly now, they are just toying with the "so called head coaches"! What is the point of screaming from the touchline if you aren't making any decision pertaining to the match? Jomo Sono does it. So there is really nothing new about it.
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Zongzai Oct 10, 2018 07:20 PM
Baroka & chipa are running lyk spaza shop.Dat's y there bunch of lossers,they deserve to play to NFD. I wish this 2 teams beaten lyk nobodys business.
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SL_hated_donkey Oct 10, 2018 07:12 PM
Eish, If SL is not exaggerating, then this Fani US mouthful forgetting that he is not the head coach.
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Diouf nondala Oct 10, 2018 06:56 PM
I wish baroka could go back to nfd
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Skeem Sa HDK Oct 10, 2018 06:48 PM
Baroka operates like Chippa in 2 ways : 1.they are quick to dismiss , 2. they are both rats feeder teams . Even rats are good at dismissing coaches and players , but they are smart, they force coaches to resign publicly and send players back to their teams without kicking the ball 'amicably'.

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