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Kukoma Diamonds suspend assistant coach

Southern Region netball champions, Kukoma Diamonds, have reportedly slapped assistant Coach, Noel Mussa, with an indefinite suspension.

The suspension follows the team’s failure to defend the Presidential Cup and GOtv Netball Champions League last season.

Diamonds were stunned by Civonets in GOtv Champions League and they surrendered the Presidential Cup to Blue Eagles Sisters.

Fingers have pointed at Mussa as he was in-charge of the team when Head Coach, Griffin Saenda, was on a sick leave.

Mussa is being accused of failing to control some players and fielding others who were unfit.

A source said Mussa was taken to task last week and he was given an indefinite suspension.

However, Mussa was on the coaches’ bench when Diamonds retained the Rainbow Paints Southern Region Netball League

championship on Saturday at Blantyre Youth Centre.

“He was told not to take active participation during the final game.

He has been given an indefinite suspension because it is believed that some players misbehaved but he didn’t act,” said a source within Diamonds.

Saenda said it was an in-house matter that was being addressed.

“There are some disciplinary issues which I am not comfortable to disclose to the media,” he said.

Diamonds Secretary, Chimwemwe Bakali, also refused to comment on Mussa’s suspension, saying there were some technicalities that were being looked into before they make a final a decision.

However, Mussa played down the issue, claiming that he was not served with any suspension letter.

“Of course, I was taken to task over some issues, including our failure to defend Presidential and GOtv. I explained my side,” he said.

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