sports

Feb. 18, 2022

STAFF REPORTER

2 min read

Bantu, Tsutsulupa in a standoff

Bantu, Tsutsulupa in a standoff

Bantu head coach, Thabo Tsutsulupa

Story highlights

  • The new coach has been hauled before a disciplinary hearing over poor results
  • Bantu are 10 points behind Matlama in the race for the Vodacom Premier League title

Metro Radio Podcast

Catch our weekly audio broadcast every Friday only on Metro Radio Podcast News.

listen now

DEFENDING Premier League Champions Bantu, have confirmed the suspension of their recently appointed head coach, Thabo Tsutsulupa after just four matches in charge of the club.

The former Kaizer Chiefs youth coach, who replaced Bob Mafoso as A-Matšo-Matebele, has managed just one victory in four matches, which led to a fall out with the management of the club.

Bantu Communications and Marketing Manager, Bokang Phasumane, told this publication that Tsutsulupa has been hauled before a disciplinary hearing over poor results and for also refusing to sign a letter from the management of the club.

“Yes, it’s true that Mr Tsutsulupa has been suspended for seven days and will appear before a disciplinary hearing after refusing to sign a letter that was addressing him about the poor performance of the team,” Phusumane said.

“The letter was an instruction from the management of the club that the upcoming match against Lijabatho is a must win at all cost.

“His hearing is next week Tuesday on September 22 and for now his assistant coaches will be in charge of the team.”

The Mafeteng-based outfit is 10 points behind Matlama in the race for the Vodacom Premier League title.

Enjoy our daily newsletter from today

Access exclusive newsletters, along with previews of new media releases.

Bantu have been struggling to grind results since football returned to action late last year having also had a fall-out with several of their key players such as Bokang Sello, Keamogetswe Wolff and Lekhooa Khoete. The three players are still AWOL.

The situation has gone from bad to worse with the club since parting ways with Mafoso registering just one victory in their last four matches.

A Matšo Matebele over the weekend came from a goal down scoring from the penalty spot to salvage a 1-1 draw against Likhopo.

They remain in second spot with 43 points from 20 games while pacesetters Matlama are 53 points though have played one more game.

 

 

Share the story

METRO WEATHER FORECAST