Akbay sort out differences with TTM


Dutch-born coach Erol Akbay says he has sorted out his differences with former club Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and every cent owed to him has been paid.

Akbay did not have the best of times as a coach for the first time in South Africa and resigned after just 35 days in charge, citing interference by club owner Masala Mulaudzi.

“The first day I arrived I had problems with the players because they were not paid, coaches were not paid, and everybody was not happy, so I had to solve that. What was happening every time when we were playing games he tried behind my back all the time to talk to the assistant coach to take some players in and some players out so that I have to do what he says” Akbay told FARPost at the time.

Prior to his departure to Netherlands, Akbay also claimed that the club owned him some money.

But speaking to FARPost from his native country, the 53-year-old confirmed that he has smoked the peace pipe with the GladAfrica Championship side.

“People do things differently in football and if you don’t like it you have to stop and that’s why I left,” he said.

“They have paid me my money. All things were handled very professionally and I was very happy with it. South Africa was a nice place to work and I have seen how professional the League is so it was a great experience for me,” he said.

With the Netherlands currently sitting at 19,580 COVID-19 cases and 2,101 deaths, the former Highlanders FC (Zimbabwe) says he has had to delay his UEFA Pro coaching Licence.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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