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CHANETA regrets national coach

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    By DAILY NEWS Reporter, 19th April 2011 THE Tanzania Amateur Netball Association, CHANETA is staggering from the unprecedented departure of the national team coach Australian Simone McKinnis CHANETA Chairperson Anna Bayi confirmed to the ‘Daily News’ on Tuesday that the netball body has already received McKinnis termination of contract notice and she described her departure as a huge blow for the country netball success.

    “We have lost International Federations of Netball Associations (IFNA) trust. We are being looked at as people who do not respect contract,” said Bayi. She said McKinnis tendered her resignation letter on Sunday, saying she was fed up with the poor services she received during her four month stay in the country.

    She said CHANETA will write a letter to the Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports to inform them about the coach’s decision.

    CHANETA hired McKinnis following an offer by President Jakaya Kikwete to employ an expatriate coach for Taifa Queens as he did for the national soccer team.

    The Australian coach also complained of delay in payment of her salaries, which instead of being paid in foreign currency as agreed she was being paid in Tanzanian shillings.

    Moreover, the coach was not given a car on time as stated in her contract and unpaid rent, which forced her landlord to give her a notice last November to vacate her apartment at Victoria area in the city.

    The ill treatment forced the coach to fly directly to Australia from Singapore, where Taifa Queens had gone for Nations Cup in December last year.

    Last month when the Minister for Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Emmanuel Nchimbi visited CHANETA he allayed the associations fears over the uncertainty surrounding the future of the national netball team, Taifa Queens, coach Simone Mckinnis, insisting that it will implement the terms of her contract.

    He made the remarks following a report that the Australian coach was skeptical of returning to Tanzania to continue with her duties, lamenting that the government has failed to adhere to terms of agreement as stipulated in her contract.

    He promised to work on the shortcomings to ensure that the coach work in a good environment for the best interest of both parties.