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St. George board warns coaching staff

Board passes disciplinary action against Saladin

St. George FC Board members warned the club’s coaching staff over the poor performance of the club and player discipline issues.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the official page of St. George stated that the club’s board had warned staff over their current poor performance pointing to the fact that the club has not been achieving its aims.

According to the statement, the club had prepared well to go do well in the Betking Ethiopian Premier League competition. However, the club has been unable to consistently win games and get back on the right track.

Hence, the board recently called the coaching staff back from Jimma and held a meeting in order to solve the problem. To that effect, St. George Coach David Mahir was instructed to immediately fix the problem.

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It can be recalled that Coach Mahir was appointed following Ernst Middendorp’s resignation.  

The club’s board, in addition to addressing issues concerning performance, has also taken disciplinary measures against club and national team striker, Saladin Seid. The board decided to send him back to Addis due to Saladin’s repeated misbehavior. The board decided that Saladin should remain with St. George’s reserves, until it takes further decisions.

Ten games have been played in Addis Ababa and Jimma stadiums in the Betking EPL season so far. Fasil City sit top of the table with 22 points and a game in hand followed by Ethiopia Coffee with 20 points and Hadiya Hossana with 19. St. George is fourth on the league table with 18 points after three consecutive draws.

Jimma Aba Jifar, Adama City and Sebeta are battling to avoid relegation.

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