Coach Mayoyo quits Sivutsa

2011-10-29 20:09

Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Innocent Mayoyo’s 27-day love affair with National First Division club Sivutsa Stars FC came to an end this week.

Mayoyo has opted to walk away from the post of club coach after being put on special leave as part of their revised structure.

Management are already searching for a replacement.

Mayoyo joined the Mpumalanga-based outfit this month and has accused the club’s management of lack of professionalism.?He also claims they interfered in his job.

He was told to take leave after this week’s 5-1 defeat his side suffered at the hands of FC AK.

Mayoyo said the players were not entirely to blame for the poor results but rather management’s interference in team selection.

“I’m tired of the club management’s interference in the selection of players. As a coach, I must be given space.

When the players are imposed on you, it is difficult to give them instruction to produce positive results. I won’t be going back to those amateurs.”

Mayoyo was yet to win a game as he drew two and lost three.?He?said he was irked after he fielded a suspended player in a game they lost 2-1 against University of Pretoria last Sunday.

“The player had collected some of the cards before my arrival. No one at the club informed me that Mduduzi Nkosi was supposed to be serving his suspension,” complained Mayoyo.

“That incident confirmed what I have been observing. I want to clear the air with the supporters, I was trying to build the team but it was just not possible with the level of interference going on.

“Coaching Sivutsa was my worst experience in my life as a coach.”

The club’s chief executive Jomo Siboza confirmed that Mayoyo had been placed on leave.

He added that the executive committee had called a meeting for tomorrow in an urgent attempt to curb the crisis bedevilling the club.

Siboza said: “I have called the meeting to address pressing issues before it gets too late. I don’t know why Mayoyo ran to you. We’re currently investigating some allegations which I’m not in a position to reveal until we conclude the process.”

He added:?“Topping the agenda (at tomorrow’s meeting) is the current crisis which includes poor performance and that of factions within the club.”

Siboza also said the club had hired Surprise Manyisa as an interim coach.

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