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September Praises Mpengesi For Quick Adjustment At Chippa

  • April 7, 2024
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September Praises Mpengesi For Quick Adjustment At Chippa

Chippa United co-coach Thabo September has credited his chairman Sivie Mpengesi and the players for the club in doing well, saying it has been easy for him to adjust along with his co-coach Kwanele Kopo in the setup.   

This may sound bizarre as Chippa chairman Mpengesi is revered to be the trigger-happy boss and one bad result is the coach is on a borrowed time.  

Chippa, on the 9th of January, reshuffled their technical team, bringing in Kopo and September as co-coaches and relegating coach Morgan Mammila to take the Technical Director role.  

It has been a dream start for the two former SuperSport United coaches, leading Chippa to 10th place after beating Kaizer Chiefs at the packed rafters – Buffalo City Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  

It was the duo’s fifth win in nine matches, having lost two and the other two ending in draws.  

Unlike before when Chippa was looking over their shoulders, this time they are not, and September spoke about finishing in the top eight for the second time in the club’s history in the post-match interview. 

“It’s been good, it is only because of the support of the chairman,” said September after the game on Saturday against Chiefs. 

“The whole family of Mr. Mpengesi, the whole management of Chippa, players. I think myself and coach Kopo have adjusted well and it is home for us here (since we were born in the Eastern Cape).  

“The support that we get has made it easy for us to adjust and it has been good, very well.”  

Chippa, 10th in the table, are now one point behind Chiefs, who are clinging to the top eight spot with both clubs having played 23 matches. 

Impressively, the win over Chiefs came as Chippa was playing without their number one goalie Stanley Nwabali, who was suspended for this clash. 

Darren Johnson made his debut for the club and September was thrilled by his performance.  

“Definitely, he is the future of the club,” said September when asked if Johnson will see more of the game time in manning up the poles.  

“We expect him to be involved and we have seven games (left), we need to see how we plan for the future.”  

Chippa, unlike Chiefs, are still in the Nedbank Cup and face TS Galaxy this coming weekend away in the quarter finals.

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