20 Dec 2018 08:00am
WINDHOEK, 20 DEC (NAMPA) Eleven Arrows Football Club has parted ways with head coach Lucky Shipanga.
This was confirmed by Killa Samaria, an executive committee member of Arrows telephonically on Tuesday, saying the coach had asked to be released from his contract.
Shipanga told us he feels he can no longer carry the team forward. We accepted his explanation and his request to relinquish his post. There is no bad blood between us, he said.
He added that as a club, they will always be indebted to Shipanga and he will remain an adviser to the club.
Dankie Hipunjwa, Shipangas assistant, will be in charge of the club until further notice.
Speaking to Nampa telephonically, Shipanga said was leaving with a clean heart as football is a sport which requires results.
I take responsibility for the teams results. No one should be blamed but let us respect the managements decision. The parting of ways was amicable. I do not know what will happen to other members of the technical team, he said.
The coach also wrote a heartfelt letter on social media addressing the club, supporters and fellow technical team members, saying his departure is not the end of the road for everyone associated with the team.
Thanks a million to the management of Eleven Arrows, the medic, the chef, coach Dankie and the players and to all supporters. You have been fantastic. Please remember your job now is to stand by our new coach. That is important. I wish you every success in the future, he wrote.
Shipanga also addressed other coaches in his letter saying This is the game we choose with passion and love it and I am always ready to be hired and fired. As coaches you must always be ready to protect our players.
Arrows have played six matches this season, winning one, drawing four and losing one, leaving them in eighth position with seven points.