FARPost can confirm that relations have broken down between Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) and Zimbabwean coach Norman Mapeza even before the new season could start.
Mapeza arrived in the country last week with the intention of signing a contract with the DStv Premiership side and was in charge of a few training sessions in Pretoria at the High Performance Center, where TTM is currently camping in preparation for the 2020/21 campaign.
This publication has been reliably informed that Mapeza decided against joining the club citing unworkable conditions and subsequently left.
When contacted for a comment, TTM CEO Sello Chokoe could not confirm or deny that Mapeza was with the club, but insists they are still busy finalising their technical team.
“It’s a pity that people write things and then tomorrow they write different things, but like I said we have not yet finalised details of our technical team,” Chokoe told FARPost.
“We should be able to do so probably before the first match. We are still sorting out a lot of things, it’s a process and we don’t want to rush it.
“We are trying to assemble a strong team that will be competitive both on the players and the technical staff so at this stage nothing has been finalised yet,” he said.
Mapeza could not be reached for comment.
TTM will take on SuperSport United in the MTN 8 quarterfinals on Saturday 17 October at Thohoyandou Stadium.
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By Ofhani Munyai