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).