The trio was originally charged by FFM and forced to submit written proposals after making negative comments against John Toshack and his assistant Boban Babunski. Toshack and Babunski wanted to clear their names as they felt the player’s accusations were utterly false and hurtful. However, now with Toshack no longer the manager, the Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM) has decided not to go forward and drop the charges against Naumoski, Grozdanoski and Ilijoski.
As a reminder, when the three players were not included in the Macedonia squad for the friendlies against Portugal and Angola in May, Bazhe Ilijoski and Vlatko Grozdanoski accused Toshack and Babunski of the national team becoming a market for selling players, while Ilcho Naumoski adding more fuel to the fire with added criticism. Then, Toshack responded, refuting the claims, and asked FFM to take action in order to defend his name against what he deemed where lies by the three players.