A good dancer knows when to leave the stage – Morgan Mammila

Morgan Mammila

Former Chippa United coach, Morgan Mammila has retired from football coaching.

In a letter addressed to Chippa United owner, Chippa Mpengesi, published on iDiski Times, Morgan Mammila thanked Mpengesi for identifying his coaching talent and giving him an opportunity to coach his club.

In the letter, Mammila went on to state his achievements, with his biggest one being the first ever Chippa United coach to lead the club to four wins in a row.

The fact of the matter is: Morgan Mammila is correct, a good dancer, indeed knows  when to leave the stage.

Mammila’s dance though, was too short a performance, and he was dancing on the wrong stage.

Armed with a D-Coaching License, an entry level qualification meant for coaching at junior level, Mammila had no business coaching a Dstv Premiership team in the first place.

In due time, his incompetence as a coach at a professional level was going to be exposed, and it duly happened when Chippa United ran out of what we may call ‘beginners luck’, when they won four matches in a row, to winning just one in 10 league games, with five losses and four draws.

Statistics from FootyStats.Org show that Chippa United were heading for disaster.

They were not creating enough when it comes to big goal scoring opportunities, averaging an xGF of 0.83 per match, while they were giving away great chances to the opposition, with a poor average of 1.51 xGA per match.

Mammila left the Chillie Boys lying 13th on the log, with 28 goals conceded in 21 matches, a joint 3rd highest number with Maritzburg United and Stellenbosch, behind KZN sides, Royal AM and Golden Arrows.

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In a nutshell: Mammila was a good dancer, but he was dancing on the wrong stage.

Counting four wins in a row, and taking the club to the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup as major achievements says it all.

He is a top football administrator, now that is his stage.