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'Trott's job is secure'

By unknown | Sep 29, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

It is only his second match of the 2008/2009 Premiership League season and Trott Moloto already has to contend with speculation concerning his job security.

The Mamelodi Sundowns coach on Saturday watched his side play to a 1-1 draw against PSL champions SuperSport United in their second Absa Premiership clash of the season at Super Stadium.

But instead of the draw being an acceptable building block to the bigger picture - the championship - just like most coaches at the illustrious club, Moloto now has to endure rumours about a divided dressing room, preference for new players and simmering power struggles with technical director Ted Dumitru.

Assistant coach Harris Choeu rubbishes suggestions that Dumitru chooses the team and that was his (Dumitru) idea to have Collins Mbesuma in the starting line up of the MTN 8 final, at the expense of Manqoba Ngwenya.

Choeu laughed off suggestions that Moloto and the rest of the technical team might be on their way out, based on just two league matches.

"We don't have Ted choosing our team for us. People are just anticipating problems for us. All around the world, in an atmosphere where you have many high profile players like we do, you will always get unhappiness by those who may not be getting playing time at some point, but our jobs are safe. We have nothing to be concerned about," said Choeu.

Against Supersport, Moloto gave players such as Kurt Lentjies, Sydney Plaatjies and Thando Mngomeni their debuts.

"The more regular guys got knocks midweek. The new players gave a splendid performance. We were unfortunate not to have scored more goals," Moloto said.

Hunt said the fireworks expected did not materialise although he could hardly complain with seven points in the bag.

United captain Ricardo Katza and Dario Monterio were the goal scorers.


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