Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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27 Dec 2020
2:24 pm

Malesela returns to Chippa United as head coach

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

“We have a person that is familiar with the position that we find ourselves in our brand, the team culture as well as our club ambitions,” said club chairman Siviwe Mpengesi after the appointment of the new coach.

Dan Malesela has left TS Galaxy. Pic: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Chippa United have brought back coach Dan Malesela to coach the club.

The coach was reappointed as the head coach at the club after he was sacked by TS Galaxy a few matches before due to a string of bad results.

The Chilli Boys had appointed Luc Eymael to replace coach Lehlohonolo Seema, who was in charge of eight games  and left the team in the relegation zone, but the South Africa Football Association (Safa) and the Eastern Cape government opposed Eymael’s appointment, forcing United not to proceed with having the Belgian coach lead the coastal side. Malesela has been fired twice by the Chilli Boys already.

“We have a person that is familiar with the position that we find ourselves in our brand, the team culture as well as our club ambitions,” said club chairman Siviwe Mpengesi.

“We are very excited to have Dan Dance back in our club structures. He has always been well liked by our different supporters’ branches, and we did not hesitate to link him back with the Chilli Boys when that opportunity presented itself.

“I wish him well in this journey and towards helping the team in our desired achievements to this season,” added Mpengesi in a statement released after the club appointed Malesela on Sunday.

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