Former Highlanders head coach, Bongani Mafu has come out guns blazing in defence of want away coach, Erol Akbay, saying there is no depth in the Bosso camp since the departure of key players who were not replaced.

Mafu, who had a brief stint with the Bulawayo giants after the departure of Zambian expatriate, Kelvin Kaindu, said even if Highlanders get the coach from the moon they will never maintain consistent results due to systems at the club.

“Systems at Bosso of not buying quality players will see an exodus of current key players,” he said, statements also echoed by Erol Akbay’s manager, Denford Mutashu, who said Bosso are making it difficult for Akbay who is building his CV.

For Mutashu, no coach would want to tarnish his image, adding that even in the face of poor results, Akbay and Highlanders know their contractual obligations in the event their marriage becomes sour.

Highlanders Acting Chairman, Modern Ngwenya refused to comment on Mafu’s statements.

Bosso lost three of their key players; Knox Mtizwa, Bruce Kangwa to Azam of Tanzania and Prince Dube to South Africa’s Supersport United and former Dynamos player, Rodrick Mutuma to Yadah FC and no replacements were made.

Information gathered by the ZBC News suggests that Highlanders will have to wait till December even if results are not coming.