Troughton 'failed to deliver'

THANDA Royal Zulu chairperson Peer Delvax says outgoing coach Sammy Troughton has the right to take action against Amabhubesi if he feels he was treated unfairly by the National First Division club.

THANDA Royal Zulu chairperson Peer Delvax says outgoing coach Sammy Troughton has the right to take action against Amabhubesi if he feels he was treated unfairly by the National First Division club.

Troughton said last week that he would go the legal route after the KwaZulu-Natal side allegedly paid him half of his salary for May.

Delvax said Troughton was contracted until the end of this month and that his term was not extended because he failed to achieve promotion to the Absa Premiership.

"That was the agreement we had and I'm surprised Sammy is complaining now. He did not steer the team to the elite league."

On the salary issue, Delvax said: "We had a meeting with the players where we decided to restructure their salaries in line with the NFD because we can't continue to pay players like the PSL teams. Unfortunately Sammy did not attend that meeting.

"We're disappointed with him for running to the media. But he is within his rights to take us to court."

Amabhubesi have since renewed ties with Mlungisi "Professor" Ngubane.

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