Migne Threatens To Take Marumo Gallants To FIFA
Former Marumo Gallants head coach Sebastien Migne has threatened to report the South African Premier Soccer League side to FIFA if he is not paid his dues sooner.
The Frenchman was appointed the Bahlabane Ba Ntwa coach in July 2021, taking over from Dylan Kerr who turned down a contract renewal offer from the Thohoyandou club.
Migne was fired in October the same year after he was alleged to have abused the club Technical Director Haris Choue.
“We are still having problems because they didn’t pay me up to now,” Migne told reporters on Tuesday as per KickOff.
The tactician insists he is not reporting Marumo Gallants with happiness but he has been left with no other option.
“We have a problem in that they created a big story with regards to the TD (technical director) to avoid paying me my release salary, so I asked a lawyer to take care of the matter. In the future they will be obliged to pay me, and this is what I have been told by my lawyer. In the beginning I wanted an amicable agreement but unfortunately after two months it became impossible which is why it is now this route,” he added.
“It is shame because they created some trouble for nothing. They can criticise all they want but the truth of the matter is known, and we would have only been able to compete better with time. They have tarnished my image, but I have some hopes to come back one day and show what I can do so we will see.
“They will be obliged to pay me in future even though I know that the chairman doesn’t want to pay. Otherwise, it was a good experience with the players but unfortunately with the club it wasn’t because that was not a good place. If I must come back, then it will not be in Limpopo province. For now, I’m back home in France with my family and looking for a new challenge,” Migne concluded.
Abram Sello-the club chairman-could not answer our calls nor messages regarding the issue.
Migne was appointed as Gallants coach in July 1 and only managed one win in seven matches in-charge.
He left the club rooted o the foot of the DStv Premiership standings and at that time they were yet to manage a win in their opening five matches.