Air Force Premiership side Chapungu have with immediate effect suspended Assistant coach Clement Mugari over utterances he made about FC Platinum over the weekend.By David M
A furious Mugari could not stomach his frustrations after FC Platinum were awarded a last minute penalty over his club – which they converted to earn all three points.
Mugari went on to blast the referees whilst alleging that Norman Mapeza bribes coaches in order to get favours from match officials.
In an interview with the Herald Club Chief Executive Chris Mukotekwa said they are distancing themselves aways from the utterances whilst confirming the suspension.
“On behalf of the Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe, officers and Chapungu Football Club, I would like to inform our soccer-loving nation that as a club we have suspended our assistant coach Clement Mugari with immediate effect until further notice,” Mukotekwa said.
“As Chapungu Football Club, we were shocked with the allegations that were made by Mr Mugari at Mandava against Mr Mapeza. I would like to make it clear that Mr Mugari was airing his own views.
“As Chapungu Football Club, we stand guided by the Constitution of the land and believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We also respect the position that has been taken by the PSL over the matter and we will wait until they complete the due process before we can act on the way forward.”
Mapeza expressed surprise and was offended by the allegations following the verbal attack. Mapeza urged coaches to respect each other and be professional.