Kerr seeks legal advice after sacking


Dylan Kerr has asked his lawyer to look into his sacking at Baroka FC with three years left on his contract and insists he did nothing wrong.

After saving the club from relegation on the last day of the 2019/20 season, Kerr was placed on suspension for allegedly bringing the club into disrepute.

Bakgaga had already played three DStv Premiership matches without Kerr, who faced a disciplinary hearing on Monday to answer for his actions.

And on Friday the Limpopo club parted ways with the Englishman, presenting long-serving assistant coach Thoka Matsimela as the new head coach during a press conference where only Limpopo-based media were invited.

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"Let me speak to my lawyer first. It's not my decision, it's the club's, they just told me I'm dismissed, that's it," Kerr told earlier this afternoon.

"They did say why but I can't tell you because I still need to lake legal advice because I've got three years left on my contract. So I need to find out where that stands.

"Look, at the end of the day you know I've done nothing wrong and I've done my job. So they decided to terminate my contract, but I've got three years left. But there's nothing I can say until I get advice from my lawyer. Obviously he is a sports lawyer and he's a FIFA lawyer so we'll see what we've got when I speak to him.

"Look, there's a lot I can tell you but I can't tell you just yet. This weekend I'm not even opening that letter they gave me. I'm not even looking at it. I'm just going to leave it today, tomorrow, on Monday and probably move to Joburg on Wednesday, and then fly to Durban at the weekend.

"I'm sitting in the garden reflecting on my time at Baroka, which was successful because I saved them from relegation. I'm not going to read it today, it's Friday. I'm not going to let it spoil my weekend, I will read it on Monday. But my lawyer has it so that's okay."

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Asked about recent rumours that he might be returning to his former club Black Leopards, Kerr was hesitant to say anything.

"[Laughs] What I'm doing now is I'm sitting in my garden, soaking up the sunshine. If my mother was alive I would be phoning my mother, and my mother would tell me what to do. I've actually done nothing wrong," he insisted.

"The charges against me were ridiculous. I can sleep at night knowing that I've done nothing wrong. It's never nice to be fired, that's the first time I've been fired.

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"They've got a coach [Leopards], they've just hired a coach. I can't say anything, that's disrespectful to the coach. Yeah I left [my first stint] because my mom was dying."

Baroka chairman Khurishi Mphahlele was not prepared to discuss the matter any further.

"I've called a press conference, I've outlined everything in the press conference," Mphahlele said.

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