Chiyangi yet to meet sulky Ndashe

Written by on August 12, 2019


GREEN Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi says he is yet to talk to defender Mateo Ndashe who earlier this month asked to be left out of the team.

Media reports indicated that the defender had retired from football after being left out of the list of players to take part in the 2019/2020 Champions League season.

But Chiyangi said at a media briefing he had not yet had time to speak to the player.

Chiyangi said he would first sit down and talk to Ndashe before making any conclusion on the matter.

Ndashe, who was a regular starter last season, will also miss Saturday’s game against Orlando Pirates.

The defender has since been rumored to have retired.

Chiyangi, however, said he had never had time to talk to the player because immediately after returning from CECAFA last month, he was engaged with national team assignments.

He said he suspected his defender could have been aggrieved for being left out of the team that travelled to Rwanda for the CECAFA tournament last month

Chiyangi said Ndashe was not the only one to have been left out as several other players had remained behind because the organisers of the tournament had asked for a limited number of players.

“Apparently, I am not going to comment on it. The reason is simple: when I came from the CECAFA I didn’t go to Choma. I stayed to take care of the national team. After the national team, I went straight to join the team in Livingston. So, I haven’t had time to talk to Ndashe to hear his story,” he said.

“I suspect that he could have been unhappy about being left out of the team that travelled to Rwanda, but the reason is that we were given a limited number of players to carry. So he is not the only one that remained behind.”

Ndashe burst onto the Eagles scene some three seasons ago and instantly became a fans’ favorite with his mercurial dances after every game.

Eagles will in two weeks be travelling to South Africa to take on Orlando Pirates in a return fixture of their preliminary CAF Champions league match.

The Choma side carry a one nil goal advantage following Spencer Sautu’s strike in the first leg played at Nkoloma Stadium on Saturday.

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