Former FC Platinum coach, Norman Mapeza reportedly left the club because he was operating with a thin squad and was concerned that failure would damage his winner reputation.
The 47-year-old left the club last week under unclear circumstances, with the club announcing that he departed by mutual consent.
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However, an official who spoke to The Standard on condition of anonymity had this to say:
He (Mapeza) was operating with a thin squad, especially after the departure of key players from the club.
This we all knew was his main challenge because he raised concerns about the issue so many times.
Knowing the demands, it was always going to be difficult for him to manoeuvre with so many challenges.
But like it is said, a good dancer knows when to leave the stage, the coach wanted to protect his winner reputation.
Another official told the same publication that the was too much pressure on Mapeza and the rest of the team. Said the official:
There was too much pressure on him and the rest of the team because right now, it is difficult to divide attention between the league and Champions League. We want to do well in both competitions, but the pressure is just overwhelming.
Mapeza left FC Platinum having been at the helm for five years. During his stay, he won back-to-back league titles and took the club to the group stages of the CAF Champions League.