Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila – the club that bought the topflight status of Bidvest Wits – has been taken to FIFA for alleged unpaid salaries.
The PSL went into the break in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak with the Limpopo club having announced that Vladislav Heric, who had been the team’s head coach, put on a special leave.
With the club preparing for life in Mzansi’s topflight next season, indications are that the experienced coach will no longer form part of their plans as he has not yet returned to the team for the remainder of the current season.
The Serbian mentor has confirmed to the Siya crew that he and his representative have since taken TTM to the international governing body of football.
“We took them to FIFA because in seven months I only got paid once. I tried by all means to make a settlement agreement but it never came through. I want the club to pay me what they owe me and walk away. I had no choice but to take them to FIFA,” he said.
“I never ever had the explanation (about special leave) – not in writing and nothing verbal. I don’t know what happened. I don’t know why I was put on special leave. They gave me the papers a couple of days before the President (Cyril Ramaphosa) announced the lockdown and I left. I don’t know what’s happening in that club as nobody (in senior management) called me. Only the PRO and my assistant and some members of the technical team called me when I lost my dad. But the management and the chairman never called me,” confirmed the coach.
Attempts have been made to get a comment from TTM, however, the club’s communications and marketing manager Tshidino Ndou was not immediately available.
Last month TTM had to pay the outstanding salaries to Malawian international striker Atusaye Nyondo to avoid a FIFA sanction.
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