Royal AM CEO Sinky Mnisi has confirmed that the club has requested coach Michael Lukhubeni to step aside following the 4-0 defeat by Sekhukhune United in the first match of the season on Saturday.
The result left them languishing at the bottom of the GladAfrica Championship table.
Speaking to FARPost, Mnisi said the club felt it is the right time to make such a decision to let go of Lukhubeni and his assistant coach Thembinkosi Ngwenya.
“Obviously as a team we have ambitions and when we realise that we might not reaching our destination, we need to act as quick as possible,” said Mnisi.
When asked if the team was not too quick to take the decision, Mnisi had this to say: “When is it too late? When is it too late to deal with the situation? The decision is taken as and when you feel that it is the right time. There is nothing like too early and too late.
“First division is not like the Premier Soccer League (DStv Premiership) where you can wait for five or six games, no. Here you are working for promotion baba. There is nothing like being early or late, a decision is taken and that’s it,” he said.
Mnisi has also confirmed to this publication that Floyd Mogale will take over the reins as head coach until the end of the season.
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By Ofhani Munyai