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Klimkova cleared to coach Football Ferns

The investigation into Jitka Klimkova has concluded and she will return to head coach role at the Football Ferns
Jitka Klimkova will return to the head coach role of the the Football Ferns PHOTO: LINTOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

A release from New Zealand Football has stated Jitka Klimková is able to and will return to the head coach role of the Football Ferns.

She had taken a temporary leave of absence while an investigation into an employment matter was concluded.


With the investigation in place Klimková was absent for two matches against world number seven Japan earlier this month.

Assistant coach Michael Mayne stepped in to guide the Football Ferns for the matches in Spain.

In the statement, New Zealand Football said with the investigation now concluded, Klimková would return with immediate effect.

The investigation was commissioned by New Zealand Football and carried out by an independent workplace investigator.

It said the findings of the investigation were strictly confidential to the related parties, as was standard in workplace investigations and employment matters.

The Football Ferns were now preparing for the Olympics, with the team expected to be announced shortly.


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