More Changes at Chippa?

Morgan Mammila

News reaching our desk is that it is rumoured that Chippa United could make further technical changes this season by replacing Morgan Mamilla should results continue to elude the Gqeberha-based side.

Following their 2-1 loss against Stellenbosch FC at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Saturday, it’s believed that Chippa Mpengesi might consider making changes to their technical team, should the team fail to improve.

Chippa have only won one game which was against Maritzburg United, in the last nine encounters in the DStv Premiership. Generally, they are slow starters with regards to when they score most of their goals, with 33 percent coming in between minute 75 and the end of the game.

The Chilli Boys also rank as the third worst in the league, in terms of their defensive record conceding 26 goals behind Royal AM (27), Stellenbosch (27) and Golden Arrows (30) being the worst of all. They struggle particularly away from home, with only one clean sheet on the road and conceding 16 goals, which is more than half of the total.

It seems like the results are not improving even after owner Chippa Mpengesi brought back Kurt Lentjies despite a fallout that sent him packing after he was found guilty for reported improper conduct. It was also reported that Lentjies did not want to work as the former Chippa United head coach Daine Klate’s assistant coach. He originally kept the team up as the interim coach after Gavin Hunt was relieved of his duties.

What we do know is that even though they are one position out of the top eight, if Morgan Mamilla does not win soon, he could potentially be released, or redeployed in a different position in order to bring in a new coach, to give the Chilli Boys a lift.

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Morgan Mammila has won one game in nine DStv Premiership encounters, Chippa United
Morgan Mammila has won one game in nine DStv Premiership encounters