Sporting deal with coaching uncertainty

TS Sporting chairman S’lungu Thobela has made it clear that current technical director Sammy Troughton will be their first option should they need to appoint a permanent head coach.

On Monday the National First Division side announced that assistant coach Mfanimbela Maseko will guide the side on an interim basis as Benson Mhlongo has been absent since November 13.

Mhlongo was irked by the club’s desire to see their new TD Troughton in the dugout on match-day.

However, the former Orlando Pirates assistant coach later insisted he is okay with working under Troughton, but wants some clarity on their respective roles.

Thobela says management is still deciding on the way forward.

“Ja, we cannot overrule that possibility but at this stage we have not decided you know,” Thobela told

“If we come to that conclusion in that we need to get somebody, Sammy will be the first option.”

Thobela went on to explain why Mhlongo is not with the team.

Thobela went on to explain why Mhlongo is not with the team.

“Eish ja, in fact we requested him to work closely with the technical director because we realised ukuthi some of the decisions we take it’s because of lack of experience in all of us, including myself.


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