Bucks part ways with grieving coach
Posted: 8 November 2017 Time: 10:16
Mthatha Bucks have parted ways with coach Ian Palmer shortly after he suffered a family bereavement.
Bucks said in a statement: 'In a sad state of affairs, Palmer lost his father after he passed away on Monday and that family bereavement also meant that the coach needed more time closer to his family.
'On the other hand it is a critical stage of the season for the club and it is after these considerations it was felt that it was in the best interest of both parties to part ways.'
Amathol’amnyama COO Tukute Lunga added: “After discussing the club’s progress and fortunes, the club and the coach have agreed to part ways.
“We also wish to send our heartfelt condolences to the Palmer family and keeping them in our prayers during these hard times. We also wish the coach everything of the best in his future endeavours.
“We will now embark on a process to find his successor and we shall make an announcement when that is concluded.”
There have been seven coaching changes in the NFD this season, with Mbombela United also recently bringing back Aschwin Sutton at the expense of Petrus Chauke.