Chippa United are a team in disarray. They have sacked three coaches already this season. It’s only a matter of time until Chippa Mpengesi makes another managerial error that lands them in the NFD.
I was in bed when I heard Chippa United fired Joel Masutha on Wednesday. I woke up, called the bank, and asked them to put all my invested funds into my cheque account. When I received the money I logged on to bet.co.za and bet all my money on Chippa United getting relegated this season.
Trust me, it’s going to happen.
Chippa United fired their 3rd coach and we not even 3/4 through the season yet. If Moroka Swallows taught us anything its that: teams that are poorly managed who happen to have an ugly kit, usually go down.
Dan “Dance” Malesela
It’s never wise to go back into a relationship that ended badly. At the end of the 2016/17 season, Dan Malesela was fired by Chippa United Chairman Chippa Mpengesi after the team didn’t perform to his high standards.
Mpengesi decided to give their courtship another try when he rehired him at the beginning of this season (2018/19). Malesela’s Chippa United team had a bad start to the season. They lost their first two games (2-0 away against Bloemfontein Celtic and 1-0 at home against 10-man Orlando Pirates). That was followed by a 2-2 draw against newly promoted Black Leopards.
Mpengesi was reminded why he broke it off in the first place and dumped Dan “Dance” after only three games and replaced him with Eric Tinkler.
Chippa Mpengesi started a new fling with Eric Tinkler. He lost his opening game against SuperSport United before going on a good run which included: defeating Baroka, drawing with Golden Arrows and beating Free State Stars.
Things went downhill from then…
Eric Tinkler’s record as Chippa United coach:
Hearts broken: 1
Mpengesi called it quits when he sacked Eric Tinkler on the 2nd of December 2018.
Tired of his emotions being played, Chippa Mpengesi hired Joel Masutha on an interim basis. Three defeats and two draws later Masutha has also been shown the door.
Chippa United are good team with good players and shouldn’t be languishing in their 15th spot on the table. Mpengesi tendency to be trigger happy can only add to the problems they already have.
Clinton Larsen is said to be first in line to be the new mentor. He is an excellent coach but the problems are deeper than just the tactics on the field. Chippa United are a team of good individuals who seem disinterested. The constant turn over of coaches isn’t the solution.