Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Kgengwenyane to ditch Fighters

One of the promising local coaches, Letang ‘Rasta’ Kgengwenyane, might be on his way out of the recently relegated Mogoditshane Fighters.

Information reaching Sunday Standard is that the team’s relegation to the First Division might have been the last straw. Although Kgengwenyane is the one who brought the team back two seasons ago, following a season’s stay in the lower division, this time around it might be a different story.

Kgengwenyane is reported to be a disillusioned man because his sacrifices for Fighters seem not to be recognised.

“The chances of him staying there are very slim. That man has done a lot for that team but he has never got all the necessary support he needed.

Kgengwenyane is one of our highly qualified coaches in this country and we all know what he is capable of. He brought the team back from the lower division and, in addition, despite the challenges the team faced, he saved it from relegation last season,” said a source close to Fighters.

The incidents of the promotional playoffs look to have dented Kgengwenyane’s image even though it is reported he was not there. Fighters lost their last game by 12 goals to two against Jwaneng Comets. Before that game, Comets desperately needed goals and many soccer lovers concluded that Fighters fixed the match.

Fighters have since been fined P5 000 and a six points deduction.

On the other hand, Kgengwenyane was once indirectly suspended by Fighters when the league was in full swing only to be brought back. During his absence, the team lost points in crucial matches and by the time he was called back, it was too little too late.

Efforts to reach Kgengwenyane before press time were futile as his mobile phone was off.

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