Kapini dismisses sacking rumours

2014-10-24 14:33
Craig Rosslee (Supplied)
Craig Rosslee (Supplied)

Cape Town - AmaZulu goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini has rejected reports that the club's players influenced the decision to remove Craig Rosslee as head coach.

Rumours have been rife that the Usuthu players also influenced the decision to have Rosslee's assistant coach, Wilfred Mugeyi, handed the reins at the club.

Speaking ahead of his side's Telkom Knockout clash against Mamelodi Sundowns, the Zimbabwe goal-minder responded with shock when quizzed about the recent rumours doing the rounds.

"Oh my god, I don't think it is true (that Rosslee was pushed out)," Kapini is quoted as saying by Kick Off. "They know each other from way back (Mugeyi and Rosslee).

"I don't think there was a situation of us as players wanting Wilfred Mugeyi to be in the position of head coach.

"The coach (Rosslee) was always 100 per cent here at training and we used to work with him very well and there was nothing of us pushing him out at the club."

The 30-year-old added that the players must share some of the blame for the KZN outfit's struggles in this campaign.

"We know what is needed and we can't always blame the coaches, even us players we do have a part to play," he continued.

"Some games there was a stage where we didn't pull up our socks but as players we support every coach who comes here.

"We are happy to work with Willy (Mugeyi) and we know him as he has been here with coach Craig. We just need to pull up our socks and continue working hard like what we did against Bloemfontein Celtic (3-2 win in the Telkom Knockout)."

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