Absa Premiership

Player-coach rift at Dikwena

2014-04-09 12:13
Benson Mhlongo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - A rift is developing at Platinum Stars between coach Allan Freese and one of his senior players, Benson Mhlongo, a report on the SPORT LIVE website indicates.

Other senior players are reportedly unhappy with the situation, and have insisted on a meeting with club management.

It is alleged the defender and coach disagree on certain aspects of his coaching method, which resulted in Mhlongo missing three PSL matches - against Maritzburg United, Moroka Swallows and Bloemfontein Celtic.

Mhlongo is also not in the Dikwena squad Wednesday's away game against Wits (19:30 kick-off).

Both Freese and Mhlonga have denied the rift, citing tiredness as the reason he was omitted.

Stars are currently 9th on the overall PSL log.


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