Erol Akbay

Highlanders FC coach Erol Akbay told journalists that he will not be renewing his contract when it is expiring, implying he is walking out of the club when his two-year contract expires at the end of the year.

Akbay’s frustration with the club stems from serious financial constraints he has cited. He said that the club us facing serious financial woes and due to this he no longer wants to be part of the club. Akbay said that he will be open to any club which may need his services. He also indicated that he has a wish to remain coaching in Zimbabwe or somewhere in Africa.

His decision apparently did not go down well with the club executive. Bosso’s acting chairman Modern Ngwenya said that his premature decision could have serious consequences especially on the team’s performances. He argued that Akbay has put himself into unnecessary pressure. He further went on saying that Akbay’s decision was premature, unethical and unprofessional.

He also had some praise for him nonetheless. He alluded to Akbay being a shrewd and very sharp coach.

It is yet to be seen what impact Akbay’s decision will have on Highlanders’ performances in the top flight league.

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