I sacrificed my football life for my Mom-Kerr

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Newly appointed Baroka coach Dylan Kerr has opened up for the first time about his resignation at Black Leopards in May last year.  

The resignation came as a shock to many Leopards fans who had fell in love with the former Leeds United player after turning the fortunes around at the then struggling side.  

The 52-year-old has since been confirmed as the Bakgaga head coach on a 3-year-deal.  

“No, I have not spoken to the Chairman (David Thidiela), look I have a lot of respect for the Chairman because he gave me an opportunity to come to South Africa. But at the end of the season it was tough for me,” Kerr told FARPost.co.za 

 “There are certain things I respect in football and one of them is wanting to be the best in football and when I went home my mom was supposed to die in May because she was only given a couple of weeks to live but once I got home my mom was kind of not getting better but she was kind of improving a little so I thought it would be better to offer my resignation to the Chairman so that I give him time to get a new coach rather than keeping him hanging” 

“I had a great relationship with the players and the fans, the fans were really amazing and I hope I will have the same with the Baroka supporters because I want them to enjoy their football.

“Unfortunately, my mom was more important, I sacrificed my for football life for my mom and I have never done that because it has always been about my football life for my mom,” he said.  

FARPost.co.za has also been reliably informed that Leopards will be lodging a formal complaint with the Premier Soccer League because they feel Kerr did not leave the club formally, something that the coach does not feel will see the end of light because he never had a formal contract with them.  

FARPost.co.za also reached out to Leopards lawyer, Advocate Lufuno Nemukula who refused to confirm whether the club will be challenging Kerr’s appointment at Baroka or not.  

By Ofhani Munyai  

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