Monos exec deadlocked over coaches

rodwell_dhlakama_woriedHARARE The Monomotapa executive is divided over what decision it should take regarding suspended head coach Rodwell Dhlakama (pictured) and team manager Clayton Munemo. Well-placed sources say the team management, which claims it is still investigating the duo and is not in a hurry to take a decision, is deadlocked.

“There is division among members of the executive as they have found the allegations against the coaches baseless, said the source. They are being investigated on suspicion that they could have thrown their African Champions League match against Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia last month. The two coaches were suspended to allow investigations to take place. It is alleged that the Zimbabwe champions were given a luxurious bus in Sousse to ferry them to and from the match venue and this raised eyebrows within the team management.

This follows a report compiled by the head of the delegation which said there was something amiss about the conduct of the technical team headed by Dhlakama.

Club vice chairman, Lysias Sibanda, however, said they had not sacked Dhlakama and Munemo but had simply suspended them pending investigations on the team’s exit from the African Champions League following the team’s exit from the tournament.

Assistant coach Taurai Mangwiro has taken over in an acting capacity.

In August, the club management also suspended senior players including captain Mthulisi Maphosa following industrial action by the players over pay issues.

Maphosa, defenders Luckymore Simango and goalkeeper Godfrey Mangove were accused of being ringleaders in the industrial action that threatened the team’s campaign in the African Champions league. The team went on to play in the BancABC Sup 8r without some of the key players and subsequently crashed out of the tournament following a defeat to Lengthens.

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