Fired Nyasa Big Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan yesterday chose to ignore the club’s decision to terminate his contract and said he will be coming back ‘soon’.
In a brief interview from his native Burundi, Ramadhan maintained his innocence, but did not comment directly on the club’s decision to fire him.
Nyasa Big Bullets general secretary Albert Chigoga on Monday said the Burundian tactician had chosen to disregard the club’s order to return to work at the end of the first round; hence, the decision to fire him.
“We made it very clear to him that should he fail to report for duties by the agreed period, we would take it that he is no longer interested.
“The second round has since started and he is still nowhere to be seen. We cannot take it any longer. We have to move on,” he said.
But in response, Ramadhan, who sought the club’s blessings to go and see a sick relative, maintained his innocence.
“Let them talk because they have something to say, only God can protect my name and image,” he said.
When asked when he will be coming, the coach simply said ‘soon’.
In his absence, assistant coach Eliah Kananji has been in charge and he has helped the team to win the Carlsberg Cup.
Under Kananji’s tutelage Bullets have won nine games and lost only once.
Earlier on, the coach was engaged in a Facebook battle with Bullets fans after his post which read ‘I feel great when people take credit for my work! No building will stand strong without a foundation’ was interpreted as saying Kananji was benefiting from Nyasa Big Bullets rebuilding exercise.
In response, some accused Ramadhan of trying to ‘steal’ the credit from his assistant Kananji.
However, others acknowledged the Burundian’s contribution in rebuilding the current Nyasa Big Bullets squad and urged him to come back to his ‘second home’.