Speaking to The Sunday Mail, Highlanders coach Erol Akbay opened up on the financial issues he is facing at the club. The coach is having problems transferring his earnings to his family back in The Netherlands. He also said he will not join any local side if he leaves Highlanders as the problems he is facing with his current employer are not exclusive to Bosso, and will follow him to any local side.
We still don’t have a solution to that (foreign exchange) problem and the family is complaining. We have had several meetings where several options have been discussed. I have had suggestions from others that the money be sent from South Africa but that will be a breach of the sponsorship contract the club has with BancABC because the money has to be deposited into my BancABC account, and I am not sure if it’s legal (to send the money via South Africa).It’s for that reason that I can’t leave Highlanders for any other club because this is not a Highlanders but a national problem. So even if I leave, the same problem will follow me. I can only consider an offer from other clubs if it comes from a foreign club whose host country has no issues with foreign currency remittances.
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