Chippa United CEO Lukhanyo Mzinzi has squashed rumours that Rhulani Mokwena was sacked on the basis of in-discipline after he was reported to have broken lockdown regulations with his players.
Mzinzi has since claimed that the decision was that of a 'business' one with Mokwena not suiting the revised club plans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought the country's economy to its knees.
"His departure has nothing to do with reports that the club trained in one place which is not authorized under the lockdown regulations. It had nothing to do with that. It is a business decision," Mzinzi told IOL.
"We had a short-term contract with coach Rhulani. Some call it a loan contract. That contract is ending next week Tuesday or at the end of the month if I may say.
"We worked well with the coach, he was just unfortunate to have only overseen one match because of circumstances beyond our control."
“So, we've not extended the loan deal. We've allowed him to go back to Orlando Pirates," Mzinzi added.
"The decision was taken based of the business interest of the club. In as much as we love our coach, it was a business decision that we took.
"There's uncertainty at the business and we had to take business decisions. What is happening at the club affects everyone. We will allow him to go back to his parent club."