Chippa sack coach after two games

After only seven matches into the new season, Chippa United have seen the back of two head coaches.

According to a report by KickOff, caretaker coach, Duran Francis has been relieved of his duties, just two after taking over the reins from Clinton Larsen, who was sacked early in September.

Embarrassingly short spell for Duran Francis

Francis, who had been in charge for only two matches, failed to guide the team to victory, as they now find themselves at 15th place in the league standings.

The former Ajax Cape Town defender will be replaced by an “international coach”, according to an unnamed source quoted by the publication.

“Chippa United have finalised a deal with new coach. He is an international coach. He is due to arrive in the country today,” the source told KickOff.

“The club will make announcement tomorrow.”

New coach lined up for Chippa United

Chippa have a fixture on Tuesday evening, a home game against Bidvest Wits at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, near East London.

Club assistant coach, Mbuyiselo Sambu will reportedly be in charge for that particular game.

Francis becomes the latest in a slew of coached who failed to last an entire season at the Port Elizabeth-based outfit.

This after club boss, Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi expressed his full support when handing him the position.

“It feels good when we are promoting our own local talent… I always believe in giving people opportunities… he has my full support. If he does well, he has a chance to continue until the end.”

Siviwe Mpengesi

With the 42-year-old in charge, the Chilli Boys were held to a goalless draw at home to Bloemfontein Celtic, before suffering a defeat to the struggling Maritzburg United, who registered their first win of the season.

Chippa remain one of three winless teams in the league seven games into the new season, joined by the newly-promoted Stellenbosch FC and the bottom-placed AmaZulu.

They have collected a mere four points so far, all coming via draws, and have suffered three defeats.

Francis follows in the footsteps of Dan Malesela, Joel Masutha and Eric Tinkler, who lasted a handful of matches at the helm and were let go at the earliest sign of bad results.


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Publish date : 2019-09-30 11:53:41

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