Leopards dismiss coach’s exit rumours

Leopards dismiss coach’s exit rumours

Mwape Musonda of Black Leopards celebrates goal with teammates during the Absa Premiership match between Black Leopards and Golden Arrows at Thohoyandou Stadium. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Black Leopards have rubbished reports that their coach Lionel Soccoia has left the club.

After losing two of their opening games in the 2019/2020 Absa Premiership campaign, against Kaizer Chiefs and Polokwane City, rumours started doing the rounds that the coach had left Leopards.

According to several reports, Soccoia had left South Africa and travelled back to France after Leopards management fired him.

However, the club posted videos of the coach at training with the players and even confirmed the date and time of when the video was taken.

“Reports on the coach having left the team is lies, here is the coach today preparing for training session with his technical team,” read a statement from the club that went with the video.

Coach Soccoia said jokingly: “You are asking for the time and date like they police. It is 14 August 2019, time 14:19, I am at training with the players.”

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