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.