Kopo – They are people who want my job

Pretoria Callies head coach Kwanele Kopo has claimed that there are some people who want him fired as Callies’ coach.

The Romans have not been doing well since the start of the season, having lost eight games, drawn two and won only one in 11 matches.

And it was reported that Callies had sacked Kopo a few weeks back after a poor run of results, but the club came out to rebut the news as not true.

After their recent narrow 1-0 defeat to All Stars at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday, the former SuperSport United assistant coach has expressed his disappointment in his firing rumours. He believes that there is an agenda behind his firing hearsay.

“It’s sad when people spread these stories. There was never a phone call to me, there was never a phone call to the CEO, there was never a phone call to the President,” a surprised Kopo told This Is Footbal.Africa.

“Sometimes on the spiritual side, when you go and consult, sometimes God says, ‘you know there are people who want that job, they want you out’.

“There are people who want the job at Callies, it’s obvious. Sadly, some of them are very, very close colleagues of mine. But I don’t hold grudges against them.

“But I think it’s unprofessional that people  come out and say Kwanele Kopo has beaten the dust at Callies without confirmation from the team.

“And then saying Kopo has beaten the dust, no one checks, I’m at training every day. So, it’s sad, but every so often you learn from certain things, so I hold no grudges against anybody.”

The Romans are five points behind the 15th placed Venda Football Academy with only five points, they visit Tshakhuma Tsha Madivhandila on Saturday in Venda before the FIFA World Cup break.

Kwanele Kopo