Highlanders coach Erol Akbay yesterday accused the team’s executive of lying to him after his fourth consecutive defeat yesterday to Chapungu where the team lost 1-0. He said that the team’s executive lied that they had money to buy quality players.
In December when I was going home (Netherlands), I asked the executive if there was money to buy players and they said yes, don’t worry there is money enough for you. I called them when I was home and they again said money was enough for me to get good players, but in January when I came back, they told me there was no more money to buy players. We are missing good strikers. I gave them a lot of names that I wanted, but I was told there was no money. This executive does not want good strikers in our team because they did nothing about the players which I wanted. Highlanders have a crisis, not me. I know what I am doing and my heart is very clean. I know where the problem is and it’s the strike force.
However, Highlanders acting chairman Modern Ngwenya replied, saying it was not true that they promised Akbay money to buy players.