- Chippa United Chairman Siv "Chippa" Mpengesi has waxed lyrical about new coach Rhulani Mokwena and his support team
- Mpengesi lauded the youthful exuberance of Mokwena and his young technical team
- The boss said that it's the first time he's worked with a coach younger than him and feels that it has more pros than cons
Chippa United have experienced numerous coaching changes over the last few seasons.
As a result, Chairman Siviwe Mpengesi has earned a reputation as being a trigger happy boss, willing to sack coaches on a whim.
However, this time, the boss opted for a slightly different approach when he called on the services of Rhulani Mokwena.
The former Orlando Pirates coach was working as an assistant at the Buccaneers, but rumours indicated that he distanced himself from new coach Josef Zinnbauer.
Many were surprised when Mpengesi appointed Mokwena to take charge, but the boss isn't regretting the decision.
Mpengesi said, “Yes, we’ve done enough now with old school guys [coaches]. Football now has changed; there’s a little bit of technology; there’s a little bit of understanding how the opponents play.”
KickOFF.com reported that Mpengesi admires Mokwena's youthful exuberance and his fresh-faced technical team.
Briefly.co.za learnt that one of Mokwena's assistants is only 23 years of age.
Mpengesi added, “For me, it’s the first time I have a coach who is younger than me, so I enjoy this, and I wish him all the best.”
Many warned Mokwena about the volatility at Chippa and the story of Duran Francis is a prime example.
Briefly.co.za reported that the coach lasted for only two matches before he was sacked.
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