Former Chippa United defender, Erick Chipeta has stressed that the constant changing of coaches at Chippa United is killing the team’s chances of success.
The club’s Chairman Siviwe Mpengesi is well known for cheaply dismissing coaches at the drop of a hat. Daine Klate, who has recently shown the door, became the 28th coach to be fired in the last 10 years at the club.
The Zimbabwean international and former Ajax Cape Town star believes that during his time, the constant firing of coaches, affected the performance and morale of many players. Ultimately that it could end up being the reason, if the team got relegated at some point.
“The repeated changing of coaches is not good. I think in my two years at Chippa, I was coached by five or six coaches, which is not good for the players, and it negatively influences the rhythm of the club progress,” Chipeta told Thisisfootball.Africa.
“Remember among those coaches, one can believe in your abilities. Then the next one can come with his own ideas, and then it can be difficult to impress him. The next thing the team and the tactics change again, and it is basically like starting over again each time. When a new coach comes in, it’s just difficult to adapt to his new ideas and tactics.”
What is interesting that since Morgan Mamila, a man who has been a policeman, taxi owner, SAB league club owner and team manager took over as coach, Chippa been in scintillating form. The club has gone on a great run, winning the first four games and drawing two of his six games in charge. He also became the first coach to win four consecutive top-flight games in the history of the club.
Chipeta, who is currently a free agent, has said it is now important that Mamila be given a fair chance to lead going forward.
“Like now I can only say they must stick to Morgan (Mamila) because he is doing an impressive job, maybe give him a long contract, so he produces more good results,” said the 32-year-old defender.
“I think if they give him more time, he will work wonders. Look after those great wins under his belt, all, you ask for is more continuity at the club.”