Papic’s home ransacked, passport missing


The Rise and Shine mentor fortunately slept through the entire incident, which took place on Thursday evening.

“They came to my house and stole everything,” Papic tells “I was sleeping upstairs and did not hear anything. When I woke up in the morning, I saw that my house was emptied.

“I’m just happy that they didn’t come upstairs.”

The Serbian coach’s biggest worry is the fact that the criminals stole important documentation, including his passport.

“My biggest problem now is that they’ve stolen my passport,” he says. “I don’t know how to work. I know they can’t do anything with it, but for me it’s very important, as well as my other documents.

“Life is like that, but I need my passport for work.”

Papic, who was named Coach of the Month for November/December and led City to the Q2-Innovation prize, will now however need to switch focus back onto football matters, with the resumption of the League this week.

“Nothing is going to change, we have to perform, with or without this,” he says.

Polokwane face Ajax Cape Town in the Mother City on Wednesday evening, and Papic is anticipating a difficult encounter against the Urban Warriors, who beat them 2-1 in Limpopo last year, yet insists his side will be going all out for maximum points.

“It will be expecting a very tough game, no doubt,” he says. “We are going to try our best to win this match. We going to fight for all three points.”