Ingesund rejects sms apology

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Maritzburg United boss Farouk Kadodia has distanced his club from the legal battle between his coach Gordon Igesund and Kaizer Chiefs mentor Muhsin Ertugral.

Kadodia told Sowetan yesterday the matter has nothing to do with the Team of Choice and therefore steadfastly refused to comment about allegations that Igesund is suing Ertugral for calling him a "donkey".

Chiefs' chairman Kaizer Motaung said they were aware about the legal debacle which he described as "unfortunate" between Ertugral and Igesund.

"It is only appropriate that we allow the coach to study the contents of the legal papers served to him and deal with the matter in his individual capacity," wrote Motaung on the club's website.

"We have already initiated an internal process to deal with the matter."

Premier Soccer League chief executive Kjetil Siem told Sowetan yesterday he would not be able to comment.

"I'm currently in Europe and I have not been briefed about the latest developments and therefore I can't comment," he said.

Igesund is threatening to sue Ertugral after the Amakhosi mentor called him a donkey after their league match in Durban last month.

Ertugral said he sent Igesund a message on his cellphone to apologise but the multiple championship-winning coach has not respond to the message.

Igesund's and Ertugral's lawyers could not be reached for comment at the time of going to print yesterday.