Bulawayo – Highlanders chairman Peter Dube has expressed his regret at the conduct of stand in coach Mark Mathe who locked himself in the dressing room instead of granting the media a post match interview after the 5-6 penalty shoot out loss to FC Platinum in the semi-finals of the Independence Cup.
“Generally it’s nice, win or lose to let the public know what happened and where you would have got it right or wrong. We will strongly emphasise to the guys the importance of engaging the media, regardless of the result,” said Dube.
If the match was a PSL one, Mathe would have faced a fine of $125 while the club would have been hit for $500.
“That was not a PSL match but it was run by Zifa, that is why the players were even wearing jerseys with different names. They would not have done that for our match,” said the PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele.
Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu left Zimbabwe for England on Thursday for another session of the Uefa B License coaching course. It was the third time for him to miss a game this preseason in pursuit of the coaching badge.
His assistant Mark Mathe took charge of the team on Sunday.
The defeat to FC Platinum was the fourth straight defeat that Bosso have suffered so far in the pre-season games and Dube feels its now high time that everyone in the technical team did some serious introspection as to why they are there.