Bosso in Coach crisis – Akbay boycotts club press conference over outstanding allowances

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By Ricky Zililo

A coaching crisis is looming at Highlanders following reports that head coach Erol Akbay and goalkeepers’ trainer Cosmas ‘Tsano’ Zulu boycotted yesterday’s press conference in protest over outstanding allowances.

Erol Akbay
Highlanders coach Erol Akbay

A source said Bosso owe the Dutchman a significant amount of money dating back to last season and the gaffer is frustrated at the executive’s snail pace in resolving the issue.

Akbay took charge of yesterday’s training session, but was conspicuous by his absence at the weekly press briefing that was addressed by acting chairman Modern Ngwenya and the 2016 Players’ Player of the Year Rahman Kutsanzira.

“The coach is trying to force the club to deal with his matter. He is owed some money which he had been promised on his return, but nothing has come through. He even threatened not to attend training sessions next week if his matter is not addressed. Even Tsano is yet to receive his January pay,” said a source.

Akbay was, however, diplomatic in his response, acknowledging that Bosso owes him some money.

Akbay, who returned from his native Netherlands at the beginning of the month, told Chronicle Sport yesterday that he is a ‘frustrated’ man.The Chronicle