DStv Compact Cup baffles coaches as confusion reigns

The already unpopular DStv Compact Cup has hit further speed bumps with one of the coaches involved claiming that communication surrounding the event has been horrendous.

Some pundits feel the tournament is a gimmick and club owners have slammed it as unnecessary and a potential risk to their players.

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DStv Compact Cup baffles coaches

One of these coaches vented their frustration to TimesLIVE, under the cloak of anonymity.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen because they have just made the announcement of the teams, coaches and things like that and there are no details of how we are going to do this,” one of the coaches said. 

“I don’t know where we are going to train, where and when we are going to meet the players and staff, who is going to be part of our management staff?

“Football technical people have been announced. But you also need an experienced team manager, kit managers, someone who is going to handle media and many other behind-the-scenes things required in a professional environment.

“We know what this competition is about and the squads that have been released. We don’t know who is playing whom, where we are going to be playing. When we are going to play and whether we are going coastal or inland.”


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Confusion reigns

Almost all the details of the preparation for the DStv Compact Cup have not been communicated properly.

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“We also don’t know if we are camping a week before or are just going to pitch up shortly before the first match. These uncertainties have the potential to disrupt our jobs at our clubs.

“Hopefully all the questions will be answered as soon as possible. It is important for the coaches and players to know how many games they will be playing during the week. I am saying this because players need to be loaded properly, especially now that they have been on a break.”

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