Kocaelispor coach Mustafa Reşit Akçay has revealed that Dino Ndlovu could face disciplinary action for a controversial social media post.
Ndlovu sparked anger among Kocaelispor supporters and officials earlier this week after a story he shared on Instagram was interpreted to be negatively directed at the club and its head coach Akçay.
Talk to KickOff.com The 31-year-old said on Wednesday that his comments were aimed at an associate who allegedly robbed his company in South Africa and that he intended to clear the air with his employers upon his return to Turkey this week.
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Ndlovu has struggled for form since completing his move to the second division and his recent return to his homeland, coupled with the wording of his post, sparked unfounded reports that his time with the club was drawing to a close.
Akçay has since called for calm amid swirling rumors surrounding the forward’s future and has confirmed that he is still part of his plans for this season, even as the threat of disciplinary action looms over his head.
“I watched 5-6 games and hWe believe he is a player who can be useful as a person who plays while keeping the ball, whose effectiveness we believe will run out on opposing center-backs, “said the 62-year-old, according to the Turkish publication Özgür Kocaeli. “
“At the point that we have reached today, he couldn’t be our starting player in some matches because he couldn’t maintain the form we wanted. But maybe we still have hope. we can use it when he reaches the form we want. He’s a player on our team.
“You can’t really see people’s hearts [regarding Ndlovu’s comments]. If discipline is required, we can initiate the disciplinary process. We can follow a common path with our leadership.
“Sharing is an expression of free will and thought. The sentences chosen relate to the community, whether or not that community is interested in the dynamics. We will ask him why. We will get a report and the necessary joint decisions will be made. The club have invested in him, we have to act logically and keep our minds ahead. “
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