Ndlovu facing disciplinary action?

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Kocaelispor coach Mustafa Reşit Akçay has revealed that Dino Ndlovu could face disciplinary action over a controversial social media post.

Ndlovu sparked the ire of Kocaelispor supporters and officials earlier this week after a story he shared on Instagram was interpreted as being negatively directed at the club and their head coach Akçay.

Speaking to KickOff.com on Wednesday, the 31-year-old explained that his comments were aimed at an associate who had allegedly stolen from his business in South Africa and that he intended to clear the air with his employers upon his return to Turkey this week.

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Ndlovu has struggled for form since completing his move to the second division side and his recent return to his homeland, coupled with the wording of his post, sparked unfounded reports that his time with the club was nearing its end.

Akçay has since called for calm amid the swirling rumours surrounding the striker's future and confirmed that he remains part of his plans for this season, albeit with the threat of disciplinary action looming over his head.

"I watched 5-6 games and he is a player who we believe can be useful as someone who plays by guarding the ball, whose effectiveness we think will be wearing out on the opposing centre-backs," the 62-year-old said, per Turkish publication Özgür Kocaeli. "

"At the point we reached today, he could not be our starting player in some matches because he could not maintain the form we wanted. But maybe, we still have hope. Of course, we can use him when he achieves the form we want. He is a player of our team.

"You can't really see people's hearts [regarding Ndlovu's comments]. If discipline is required, we can initiate the disciplinary process. We can follow a common path with our management. 

"Sharing is an expression of free will and thought. The sentences chosen are related to the community, whether this community is interested in dynamics or not. He will be asked why. We will get a report and necessary joint decisions will be made. The club has invested in him, we need to act logically and keep our minds ahead."

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