Kerr clarifies his situation at TTM


It seems as if Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila supporters will have to wait a bit longer to see their coach Dylan Kerr dishing instructions from the bench.

Kerr has not been officially unveiled by the club but has been in charge of the training sessions since the departure of Coach Joel Masutha in February.

But the arrangement is different during match days as David Mathebula and Mpho Maleka operate as co-coaches.

Speaking to FARPost on Friday ahead of their DStv Premiership match against AmaZulu scheduled for Durban on Sunday, Kerr explained why there has been a delay in his official appointment.

“Unofficially I am the coach until I sign my contract which the Chairman has given me but we just have not had time,” said the Maltese born mentor.

“I have got other things going on in the background personally and I don’t want anything to affect the way the team has been playing at the moment. So the contract has been offered until the end of the season. I am happy with that, the Chairman is happy with that, I think everybody is happy with that, but we are just finding the right time to sit down and just put pen to paper.

“There are other things that need the attention of the football club other than my work visa. I don’t understand why I can’t go to home affairs and just transfer one permit to another permit. I just don’t understand why I have to redo everything, it doesn’t make sense. But obviously, there is a process I have to go through,” he said.

The former Black Leopards and Baroka coach also spoke on his working relationship with his assistants Mathebula and Maleka.

“It’s good sitting in the stands, it’s not ideal because a lot of time I am going up and down (to give instructions) but you see a lot more of football from an opponent’s point of view and your own team. I trust Mpho (Maleka) and David (Mathebula) impeccably, they are not going to go and try to do something different to put themselves in a good position. They are actually doing it for the team we are actually doing it together. It has been a very healthy relationship,” he added.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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