Former Highlanders coach Erol Akbay has taken over the coaching reigns at Mhondoro-based Premiership club, Ngezi Platinum. Ngezi fired Tonderai Ndiraya in October and appointed Clifton Kadurira as caretaker coach until the end of the season.
Akbay, who is from the Netherlands, reportedly signed a two-year deal to become Ngezi Platinum’s substantive coach.
The announcement was made by the club on Thursday night. In an interview with The Herald, Akbay’s local agent Denford Mutashu neither confirmed nor denied the existence of the deal. He said
I think that issue should receive attention from the club itself, you may wish to get the club to make the necessary pronouncement. But from our end, I understand that there could have been discussions going on. So it’s actually up to the club to then avail the information.
He is coming back to Zimbabwe, but I am not at liberty to mention the club at the moment. But he is coming back to Zimbabwe for the next season.
I should be able to make a comprehensive statement tomorrow (today).
Ngezi Platinum F.C. (also known as Ngezi Platinum Stars F.C.) is a Zimbabwean football club. Their home ground is the Baobab Stadium in Ngezi. Tonderai Ndiraya is the head coach of Ngezi Platinum. Read More About Ngezi Platinum
Tonderai Ndiraya is a former Dynamos Football Club legend who played for he glamour boys alongside other icons such as Murape Murape, Desmond Maringwa and Stuart Murisa. Ndiraya was also assistant coach to history making Callisto Pasuwa before he left the club amid widespread speculation... Read More About Tonderai Ndiraya
Erol Akbay is the current head coach of Highlanders FC which plays in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. Akbay is known for his excellent qualifications in club development and has great experience in grooming players. He started coaching in Netherlands at the age of 20... Read More About Erol Akbay