Gordon Igesund has insisted that he will not sit on Thanda Royal Zulu's bench because he has not concluded any deal with the relegation-threatened Absa Premiership club.
He said he would only consider joining the team in the new season. He was not on the bench when Amabhubesi drew 1-1 against Santos at Mpumalanga Stadium in Hammersdale on Sunday but issued instructions via cellphone.
Royal Zulu host Bidvest Wits at Kings Park Stadium in Durban today at 3pm.
Thulani Mbhele, the side's spokesman, said team manager Thabani Gumede, Aime Kitenge and Anthony Norke will be on the bench because Royal's head coach Roger Palmgren and Johan Eriksson have been suspended until the end of the season.
Today's clash is a must-win for Amabhubesi because relegation is beckoning.