Monday, 11 October 2021 18:41

Official:Migne sacked as Gallants coach for 'abusive language'.

Staff Reporter.

Marumo Gallants have sacked coach Sebastien Minge, who becomes the third coaching casualty of the new DStv Premiership campaign after Joe Zinnbauer of Orlando Pirates and Owen da Gama at TS Galaxy.

Migne was shown the door on Sunday after the club said he had pleaded guilty at an internal disciplinary hearing after insulting technical director Harris Chueu.

"Following a disciplinary hearing last Thursday, Marumo Gallants FC dismissed Sebastien Minge, head coach on Sunday. Minge pleaded guilty for insubordination and using abusive language towards the technical director. The incident happened in public, and in the presence of players and the technical team at OR Tambo International airport on a trip to Durban last weekend to play against Golden Arrows, "said a statement.

"As a coach his duty is to instil discipline to the team. The club followed correct disciplinary procedure and the decision to release him was made. It is unfortunate that Sebastien had to be dismissed especially at a crucial time when we are pushing to remain in the league and advance in CAF. As management we cannot go against what the DC has decided but to wish Sebastien well in his future endeavours," added chairman Abram Sello.

No replacement was named as Gallants prepare to face AS Vita Club from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday in the first leg of their African Confederation Cup second round tie.

"Despite the current developments, the Friday match will go ahead, and the club is working hard to ensure that all CAF requirements are met including having a qualified coach. The club maintains that there is no crisis and training continue as scheduled and the technical team and players are looking forward to the next games," the club added.

Frenchman Minge had been at the club since July after replacing Dylan Kerr as coach.