FC Platinum are set to dismiss head coach Pieter de Jongh, Soccer24 can exclusively reveal . The decision follows the club’s appeal to have the coach him on the bench for the CAF Champions League
The Dutchman is not a holder of CAF A coaching license or a valid Pro license which is required for all coaches participating in the football body’s interclub tournaments.
The Platinum miners have taken decisive action and are expected to formally announce the decision by the weekend.
De Jong joined the club in January from Highlanders and has courted controversy since the switch.
The opinionated coach was constantly active on social media taking jibes at his former club Highlanders as well as hitting out at ZIFA and the Warriors’ preparations for games.
He is also understood to have pushed former FC Platinum interim and assistant coach Lizwe Sweswe out of the club.
Sweswe went on to join Zifa Central Region Division One side Trukumb Mine.
Ironically, Sweswe who does hold the CAF A coaching license has been linked with sensational return to the club with fans calling for his reinstatement.