Leopards suspend Solomons 'without pay'


Solomons, who joined Leopards last season, is likely to be fired as Leopards are lying at the bottom of the table.

“I haven’t been fired, I was just told that I’m suspended for poor performance until further notice, and without pay as well,” Solomons tells snl24.com/kickoff.

“Basically what happened was, the club chairman [David Thidiela] approached me this weekend and told me to resign and I told him that I will think about it.

“The next day I was told to come to a meeting that was chaired by COO Kenneth Makhanya.

“Makhanya told me that I was suspended and that I must stay away from club activities until further notice. I asked him to put everything in writing, which he did. Now I’m just waiting to go to the DC.”

If fired, Solomons will be the 16th coach to leave Lidoda Duvha since they were promoted in 2001.

Last season Leopards kicked off their campaign with Bibey Mutombo at the helm.

The DR Congo-born coach left for Orlando Pirates and it wasn’t long afterwards that the well-travelled Mlungisi ‘Professor’ Ngubane took over.

Ngubane was followed by Hans-Dieter Schmidt, Eddie May, Mufid Zimic, before Boebie Solomons finished the season.

Before the beginning of 2005/06 season, Leopards hired Frenchman and former Orlando Pirates coach Jean-Yves Kerjean and sacked him before the season even started for allegedly ‘employing defensive tactics’.

The only time Leopards had one coach in a full season was during the 2001/02 season when Gavin Hunt helped them finish in position eight. That season still remains the club’s most successful season.

On Wednesday against Moroka Swallows goalkeeper trainer Joel Masutha will be in charge.