Chippa United captain insists that his coach Morgan Mammila does not want to be called a coach.
After beating Sekhukhune United 1-0 at their alternative home at Chatsworth Stadium, Mammila has written his name in the Chilli Boys history books, by becoming the first coach in the football club’s history, to record four wins in consecutive matches. The former administrator is described by his captain as being different and unique in his ways, compared to the more traditional coaches.
“He’s different, he is unique and he knows how to make the people he works with happy,” Roscoe Pietersen told This Is Football Africa.
“He’s allowing each of us to play according to our strengths. Also, allowing us freedom to play an entertaining brand of football that the team is comfortable playing.”
From what we can gather in trying to get the inside scoop of what their recent good run and success is down to, the word that stands out is the holistic approach that the former Baroka CEO brings to the table. In addition, his ability to instil a free will in the players in terms of giving them the confidence to make their own decisions within the teams overall game plan, has been key to their success thus far.
“Firstly, he doesn’t want to be called a ‘coach,“ the former SuperSport United defender Pietersen continued.
“I know he wouldn’t mind me saying that. He wants to be called a ‘football manager’. He manages the players well. That’s his strength, especially with the squad we have. Which is a very youthful mixed with some good experienced players, it’s a good match. He understands each of us well and not just as footballers but also as human beings and that’s great and that is making the difference “
Morgan Mammila’s Chippa United are up to sixth on the everchanging DStv Premiership log, five points behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.