Chippa United coach Morgan Mamila has acquired his CAF C coaching badge and has thanked the club’s chairman Siviwe Mpengesi for helping him.
Mamila’s coaching career began in September when he took over the hot seat after Daine Klate was fired as the Chippa United head coach. Mamila joined Chippa United as CEO after a spell at Motsepe Foundation team All Stars FC.
Since his appointment as coach, the Chilli Boys have gone on to win four consecutive matches before a loss to Cape Town City just before the international break. Mamila had to endure his critics at the time who claimed that he would not make the grade without coaching qualifications.
As a result, it appears that the former football administrator has taken the advice of the clubs supporters who urged him to acquire his coaching qualifications, instead of sitting on bench without the proper requirements.
The former club CEO, who was one of a host of up-and-coming coaches to receive their start-up coaching qualifications, has expressed his gratitude to Mpengesi.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you, Mr. Chairman Siviwe Mpengesi, my brother, my friend. Thank you for sharpening my life. Thank you for trusting me with your team. Thank you for having faith in me,” Mamila said.
“All I’m going to do, Chairman, I’m going to try my level best to keep this team in the top 8 bracket because of what you have done for me. I am now holding a CAF C coaching license just because of you.
“You paid everything for me, I just want to say I salute you Chairman and thanks to you, your family and Chippa United as a club. Thank you.”
The Gqeberha based club sits sixth in the Dstv Premiership table, with 18 points after 13 games this season so far.