Interference in coach’s (non) resignation


Outgoing Tshakuma Tsha Madzhivhandila FC head coach Zeca Marques has revealed details of what led to his bizarre "sacking" by the club.

Marques was appointed as TTM's new coach last month in October and is now uncertain of his future after signing a two-year contract.

"I never resigned, I was waiting for a meeting with the chairman and until today there has been no meeting," Marques tells

The former Swallows FC coach also explained the squabble that took place in the team dressing room during a 4-0 defeat to Cape Town Spurs.

"It wasn't with me, it was the president talking to the players.

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"He just interfered, he just barged into the changeroom and interfered. So what you heard is the truth. I can't deny it when everyone else is saying it.

"On the next Monday at around 14:00, the president phoned me to say that we needed to have a meeting at my place in Sandton on Wednesday at 15:00, and to 'bring your stuff', which means check-out.

"Because I was staying at a guesthouse. To which I replied, 'Mr President if that's the case I'd rather leave now, I will see you tomorrow at 15:00.

"Which means I was going to see him on Tuesday. I got to Joburg at 7:00 p.m. As discussed, at 15:00 I went to his office in Sandton.

"I waited, and then the security guard gave a message that the president was delayed and he had another meeting and would phone me back later that evening.

"Until today I have received no call whatsoever with no communication from the club, nothing.

"So I don't know what is happening, I'm left in limbo. I sent two messages with no reply, nothing.

"I don't know if I'm in or out. My contract was for two years. So technically, I'm still employed by the club."

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