Former Gallants coach Migne threatens FIFA action against club

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Sebastian Migne (Press Association)
Sebastian Migne (Press Association)

Marumo Gallants may have more issues to deal with in the near future after former coach Sebastien Migne threatened to take legal action against the club by approaching FIFA.

According to various media reports quoting a club statement, Migne was fired after a disciplinary committee hearing. He was accused of using abusive language towards technical director Harris Choeu at OR Ta Airport when travelling two weeks ago to play Golden Arrows.

According to KickOff website, Migne confirmed that he might take legal action over his dismissal.

"The real story is that Marumo is an extremely difficult club to work, and you spend most of the time frustrated," Migne said.

"At that club, you don't need a coach; you need a magician because there is too much interference.

"The technical director Harris Choeu is just afraid to lose his job and goes with whatever the chairman says. He is not there to stand with the coaches but rather be against them."

Migne added: "They then used this incident to avoid paying my salary because the chairman always wants to find a reason not to pay.

"Afterwards, I then tried to find an amicable resolution, but it was impossible to discuss with him.

"I'm obliged to engage an attorney from Johannesburg, and if they refuse within seven days, I will go to FIFA even though I don't want to lose a lot of energy in this because I'm a football coach.

"This is about principle and respecting people," said Migne, who is now at home in France.

"It was impossible to work properly with people who have personal interests in some players. To work well, you need to be happy and be paid all your salary, not half. Marumo didn't respect us.

"When I left, they even refused to send my ticket, and my wife in France had to take care of that. That team can finish in the top eight, but unfortunately, the management is against that progress.

"This is a team with no gym centre for the club, not enough balls; players sacrifice a lot of things for that club.

"Now I'm thinking of moving forward to a new project because I don't want to lose my energy thinking about Marumo because they are bad for the image of South African football."


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