Although the two were the reason Motor Action won the 2010 league championship, club owner Eric Rosen said Sibanda and Ncube betrayed the club and did not deserve any recognition at all.
The two soccer star of the year finalists have left the Mighty Bulls to join the league newcomers Platinum despite having pledged their commitment to play for Motor Action in 2011. In fact, Motor Action had even registered them to play for the club in the Confederation Of African Football Associations (CAF) Champions League
Club spokesman Simioni Jamanda added his voice saying it would be unfair for the club to honour those who have left when there were loyal players willing to serve the club and at the same time outstanding.
Ncube and Sibanda were very influential in Motor Action’s 2010 title challenge and it was largely expected that one of them would walk away with the club’s player of the year award but that was not to be as the top accolade was handed over to goalkeeper Marloni Jani.
Jamanda was even sarcastic claiming that Jani was a deserving winner even if Sibanda and Ncube had been considered for the award.However, the team’s players begged to differ with their officials as they voted
Edward Tembo as the Players’ Player of the Year.
The Mighty Bulls will this Sunday at Rufaro Stadium take on Cnaps Sports of Madagacar in the first leg of the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League.