Swallows boss hits back at former coach Truter

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Truter, who is currently the interim coach of AmaZulu in Durban, recently suggested Dube Birds supporters threatened his family, while accusing the club of not paying him his settlement fee from when he left Swallows.

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“Of course, the way I left Swallows wasn’t too nice,” Truter commented. “What the public knows is what happened on my exit from the club — my family was threatened, supporters came to my house, supporters came to training.

“They basically forced me out the door, wanting me to resign but of course to resign means there’s no settlement, no payout or anything like that.

“I had to stand brave and protect my family at that moment. Of course, there was a buyout clause in my contract that Swallows also held at that moment, so I couldn’t leave out of my free will and, basically, I was threatened.

“I mean supporters stopped the bus at one stage, security didn’t protect me and I have videos, SMSes and messages to prove this. So I’m not lying or making up stories, it’s there for everybody to see.”

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Truter recently received a coaching lifeline with AmaZulu

However, Lesufi refused to be drawn into a war of words.

“I am not going to honour those accusations with a response. He now has a name in local football because of which club? It is because of Swallows FC,” the club boss said, as quoted by Sowetan Live.

“I won’t stoop so low because as a club we are focused on one thing, and that is the battle to survive relegation. Getting into exchanges and debates is not a luxury we can afford right now.”

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