Pieter de Jongh is not happy with how FC Platinum handled the CAF’s decision to bar him from coaching the team in the Champions League, the gaffer’s lawyer has revealed.

De Jongh was barred from sitting on bench as he is not a holder of CAF A licence which is required for all coaches participating in the inter-club competitions.

The ruling forced the club to release him and bring back Norman Mapeza who took charge of the team’s Champions League preliminary round fixture against Costa do Sol in Mozambique on Saturday.

Speaking to the Sunday News, the Dutchman’s lawyer, Nqobani Sithole, said his client was disappointed that the Zvishavane side did not challenge Caf’s decision.

“One of the things that the coach was very concerned about was the failure by FC Platinum to challenge what Caf have made,” Sithole said.

“It’s water under the bridge, he still believes that he is more than qualified to sit on the bench but now that the parties have disengaged, it will still remain subject to interpretation.”

Meanwhile, De Jongh is still in Zimbabwe and has disclosed that he wants to remain in the country but only if he can sign with a club that is championship winning material.


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