Moroka Swallows Coach Dylan Kerr and Ex Team Baroka FC Stuck in Ugly Spat, Including the Misuse of Alcohol

Moroka Swallows Coach Dylan Kerr and Ex Team Baroka FC Stuck in Ugly Spat, Including the Misuse of Alcohol

  • The divorce proceedings between Dylan Kerr and former employers Baroka FC continues to get uglier and messier as the matter unfolds
  • The current Moroka Swallows coach was sacked by the now-relegated Bakgaga ba Mphahlele back in November 2020
  • Kerr deems this sacking to be an unfair termination, but Baroka are countering this claim, pointing to disciplinary issues as the legal basis for it

Baroka FC are accusing former coach Dylan Kerr of breaking club rules by consuming liquor in the team hotel at a camp in a bio-bubble during the country’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations in 2020.

Kerr and relegated Limpopo club Baroka are involved in a bitter legal spat over finances and alleged misconduct at the SA Football Association Appeals Board. Kerr, now coach of Swallows FC, is demanding R6.1mn from Bakgaga for the unfair termination of his contract.

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Dylan Kerr during his time coaching Baroka FC in happier times. Image source: News24 website
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According to TimesLIVE, his legal representatives say Baroka have not established how he brought the club into disrepute. Bakgaga ba Mphahlele are appealing the R3.5 million order they were handed by the Premier Soccer League's Disciplinary Resolution Chamber to compensate Kerr after his dismissal back in November 2020.

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As was reported by News24, Kerr was sacked by the club for bringing it into disrepute, having been placed on suspension the month before. It has since emerged that Kerr allegedly brought alcohol to the team hotel during the club’s bio-bubble camp on October 24 2020, offering for the technical team to drink with him during working hours.

According to the TimesLIVE article, documents from the DRC ruling stated:

“[Kerr] was found guilty of putting the club into disrepute in that he went on national television and said there was interference [in coaching decisions], for which he later apologised. He was also found guilty of using the ‘F’ word referring to his assistant coach in front of players.
"He was also found in the wrong for bringing and consuming alcohol while he and the team were at the bio-bubble. [He was] also found guilty for not ensuring the team ended in eighth position [in the 2019-20 Premiership], as per his contract.”

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There is a war of words erupting between AmaZulu's Brandon Truter and his former employer, Swallows FC.

As reported on Sports Brief, Truter was let go by Swallows in November last year after a string of poor results at the Dube Birds.

Truter returned to the DStv Premiership in March this year when he replaced Benni McCarthy at AmaZulu but is still firing shots at his former employer.

Source: Sports Brief News