Moloi re­places sacked Male­sela at Chippa United

The New Age (Free State) - - SPORT - NEVILLE KHOZA nevillek@the­newage.co.za

CHIPPA United seem to have taken a gam­ble when they fired coach Dan Male­sela and re­placed him with care­taker coach Te­boho Moloi.

Male­sela was sacked on Wed­nes­day night fol­low­ing two de­feats and one vic­tory in their open­ing three matches of the sea­son.

The club ran out of pa­tience af­ter the 3-1 loss to Baroka FC at home on Tues­day.

“We can con­firm Te­boho Moloi as care­taker coach, with im­me­di­ate ef­fect,” the club said yes­ter­day.

Moloi first joined Chippa in June as an as­sis­tant coach to Male­sela, only to leave af­ter just a month cit­ing dif­fer­ences with him.

De­spite hav­ing never led a team as head coach, Moloi cited con­trast­ing coach­ing philoso­phies as his rea­son for fall­ing out with Male­sela.

But he has now re­turned to the club and will be on the bench when they visit Plat­inum Stars in the PSL match at Royal Bafo­keng Sta­dium tonight.

The Chilli Boys are 12th on the log stand­ings with three points from three matches.

Moloi will hope to get off to a good start against a Dik­wena side that also has a new coach in Roger De Sa.

De Sa re­placed Peter But­ler at the club and hav­ing lost his first match to Su­per­Sport United ear­lier this week, he will fancy his chances against a man he worked with at Or­lando Pi­rates.

Mean­while, Male­sela has al­ready been linked with a move to Polok­wane City. The sea­son is only three matches old but al­ready three coaches have been sacked.

For­mer Free State Stars coach Sammy Troughton was the first to leave.

PIC­TURE: GALLO IM­AGES

BIG TASK: Te­boho Moloi.

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