Tonderayi Ndiraya’s departure at Ngezi Platinum has been met with widespread reactions with many questioning the move of shutting the door on Ndiraya.
A barrage of criticism has followed the ousting of Ndiraya as Ngezi Platinum head coach.
A statement released by the club pointed to the two parties having agreed on the gaffer’s departure by mutual consent, yet sources suggest Ndiraya was left with no other option, other than leave the club amid growing boardroom pressure.
In the aftermath of the announcement of Ndiraya’s departure, social media was awash with sentiments of disappointment with questions raised over the decision to let Ndiraya leave the club.
Among those shocked by the move is former Caps United chairman Andy Hodges who expressed shock before posing questions to other twitter users.
To add to social media reactions, Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association chairperson Bhekimpilo Nyoni was equally perplexed by Ngezi Platinum’s decision arguing given the club was only promoted into the topflight in 2014, leadership ought to have exhibited patience.
Ndiraya guided Ngezi Platinum to a 7th place finish in the club’s maiden season in 2015 with Madamburo also landing the Chibuku Super Cup crown the same year.
In 2016 Ngezi Platinum moved into the top 4 after the club finished 3rd behind Dynamos and FC Platinum.
Despite moving a place up from 3rd to second with 5 games to go, Ndiraya appears to have failed to meet the expectation of the club’s leadership whose sights seem to have been on nothing other than PSL glory.