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Motsepe angry with Michel

Motsepe angry with Michel

Posted: 21 December 2008 Time: 9:23 pm

Mamelodi Sundowns are in hot water with the PSL DC after their coach Henri Michel failed to attend a post match interview with the media after the Absa Premiership game against Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.

The Brazilians lost 1-0 against the Urban Warriors courtesy of a first half goal by defender Eduardo Ferreira.

A visibly angry Michel snubbed the media and also shunned his own communication’s manager Mahlatse Mphahlele at the briefing.

Instead he rushed to dressing room after referee blew his final whistle to signal his third defeat since taking over coaching reigns at Sundowns last month.

Sundowns are set to face the PSL DC for a second time this season on a similar charge of misconduct after former coach Trott Moloto refused to attend a post match interview.

This was after the MTN final against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban. They were fined R100 000 of which R60 000 was suspended on condition not found guilty of same offence.

Meanwhile, Michel’s behaviour has not gone down well with Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe who promised that the club would take disciplinary action against the Frenchman.

In media statement released by the club on their website on Sunday, Motsepe said he could not hide his disappointed about Michel’s attitude and added that the coach’s behaviour was unacceptable.

“I am very disappointed and embarrassed by the conduct of the head coach, in not giving a post match interview to SABC and SuperSport television immediately after the match,” the statement continued.

“We are under duty to grant SABC and SuperSport these interviews and it is not good for the reputation of Mamelodi Sundowns that the head coach behaved in this unacceptable manner.

“We will conduct an internal hearing and appropriate action will be taken,” the statement concluded.

Previous comments on this story...

Ntlakuso
posted: 06:43 am
I wonder how is Muhsin doing it. Its not easy to be honest.
Anonymous
posted: 07:43 am
I would like to give Mr kaizer a advice if he want to see his team back to the kaizer chiefs we use to like let him put pressure on development side cos signing free agent players it wont help
Anonymous
posted: 07:57 am
Motsepe waist his money for nothing by paying players and his coach Michael lot of money,He must understand that this is a foot ball and not a business. He must learn from others b'coz u can see that he don't have enough experience in soccer. Downs is going to join cosmos next season.
Anonymous
posted: 09:13 am
I THINK THE COACH IS THE PROBLEM AND HAS A PROBLEM,, CERTAIN PLAYERS NEED TO BE LOANED OR RELIEASE eg TANDO MNOMENI(NOT MATURED JUST LIKE MANQOBA NGWENYA), MPANGASE (WEAKEST LINK IN DOWNS DEFENCE), THWALA (SHOULD GO TO DOWNS RESERVE SIDE).
Anonymous
posted: 09:21 am
AB: 2008-12-22 09:13 [ Report ]


I THINK THE COACH IS THE PROBLEM AND HAS A PROBLEM,, CERTAIN PLAYERS NEED TO BE LOANED OR RELIEASE eg TANDO MNOMENI(NOT MATURED JUST LIKE MANQOBA NGWENYA), MPANGASE (WEAKEST LINK IN DOWNS DEFENCE), THWALA (SHOULD GO TO DOWNS RESERVE SIDE).

Do they have the reserve side?
Anonymous
posted: 09:28 am
I knew that this Michel guy was going to be a flop. But I didn't know that he is not just a flop, but also unprofessional and very bad mannered. I'm no Sunflower supporter but I think Motsepe made a bad mistake in hiring this guy.
Anonymous
posted: 10:11 am
AB....a Reserve side comprises of all the players who don't make it to the first 18...it sounds like you neva played football...cos even in the third/fourth division the players who don't make it to the 18 will train from Monday compared to those who were part of the team.....so a Reserve side will have for instance players like abo Luvhengo, Mmotong, Fanyana Dladla...nge Sizulu ama Livesi....also the suspended and the recovering players form a part of this side....Chiefs Reserve side will have players like Emile Baron,Thabo Mooki, Nkambule, Wayne Matle,Sandile Zuke, Mandla Masango,,,
Champ Lucho
posted: 11:45 am
I think Motsepe should just combine Ted,Moloto,Michel,Kapa,Tovey,Igesund and other coaches that ones worked under his spl.Maybe he will be satisfied.Absolutely no one can explain what the Sundowns football club is trying to do, even Motsepe himself. I feel for the downs suppoters.
BraBizaa
posted: 02:49 pm
Shame i feel for downs, too many things are just wrong. i think its time where by mr Patrice should fire himself lol.
Anonymous
posted: 06:39 pm
Michel is spoilt brat. He must go throw his tantrums back in France. I don't like this guy. He makes sweeping statements about SA footballers as if he knows all SA footballers and that he knows what he's talking about. Then he talks about how he had an offer from Zamalek that he should have taken. What??? Sundowns supporters (I am not one) I feel sorry for you. You have a spoilt brat coach who throws his toys around when things doesn't go his way. To Michel I say GROW UP! and stop actin like a 12 yr old! This is Mzansi and you better show some respect here. I can't wait for Sundowns to come play here, if this guy is still your coach he will hear it fosho! I will bring a baby dummy to the game for him. :-D hahaha
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