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Wed Apr 23 19:23:13 SAST 2014

No hard feelings for De Sa

TEAMtalk Media | 11 July, 2012 15:430 Comments
Absa Premiership: Amazulu v Bidvest Wits
Roger de Sa during the Absa Premiership match between Amazulu and Wits at Moses Mabhida Stadium on March 20, 2012 in Durban, South Africa

Roger de Sa insists he harbours no ill feelings towards Wits following the coach's sacking this week.

The 47-year-old spent almost a decade at the helm of the Students, taking up his first coaching job with Wits University from 2001 to 2005 before returning to the club under their new banner Bidvest Wits in 2007.

De Sa's only notable honour came in the form of the 2010 Nedbank Cup, although it is the Clever Boys' development program the Maputo-born tactician is most proud of.

"I am really happy to have left the club with a sound development programme in place," he told The Citizen.

"We have also produced some good youngsters for the country. I am happy about that more than anything else."

Reports have suggested De Sa's reign at Wits came to an end in part due to the tabloid coverage of his charge of alleged violence against his ex-wife Nicole Henderson, but the coach has quickly moved to point out that was not the case.

"No, I was not fired because of all those reports," he said.

"Those reports have been one sided and my side of the story has not been heard so I would not like to dwell much on them."

De Sa went on to reveal he is in no hurry to return to coaching, adding: "I have been working non-stop for the past three years. I need to at least take a break now."

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