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Bosso coach makes new set of demands

by Staff reporter
19 Oct 2019 at 06:58hrs | Views
NEW Highlanders coach Hendrik Pieter de Jongh has reportedly tabled a new set of demands to the club executive to make his stay at the Bulawayo giants "a little more comfortable", B-Metro Sport can reveal.

Over and above his salary, pegged in United States dollars and believed to be US$2 200, the Dutch native has asked for the club to provide him with WiFi — a facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the internet within a particular area — as well as a washing machine and a weekly fuel allocation.

Because of the persistent and prolonged power cuts that are being experienced in the country, de Jongh is said to have asked the club to make a plan in providing an alternative source of power when the city is hit by load shedding.

"The coach lives in the same flat where Akbay (Erol) used to live, which is owned by a Highlanders member based in Harare, and he has asked the club to provide him with WiFi, weekly fuel allocation, a washing machine and for some form of alternative power to cushion him against Zesa load shedding.

"While some of his demands like WiFi are reasonable, his contract does not include provision of a weekly fuel allocation but of course he has access to the red Nissan X-Trail that was purchased by the South African supporters' chapter for use by Bosso coaches," said a source close to the latest developments.

The accommodation provided for the coach is paid by the club.

The source added that providing alternative power, solar in this instance — would be a hard nut to crack since the flat is privately owned and installation of solar panels was at the discretion of the building owners.

"A maid used to do laundry for former coach Akbay every Thursday but the new coach has declined a similar arrangement but instead wants the club to buy a washing machine. It remains to be seen if the executive will give in to his demands for fuel allocation, taking into consideration the exorbitant cost of petrol nowadays," added the source.   

Club executive officer Nhlanhla Dube could not be reached for comment on the coach's latest demands.

Source - bmetro