On the decline in support at Nelson Mandela Bay
since coach Eric Tinkler left. The goalkeeper coach (Brian Van Der Heer) took over the training sessions after coach Eric left. But it wasn’t long before coach Masutha was announced as our coach, so he has taken care of, say, two or three sessions in total. But, yeah, we are really working hard to get the results so that we can be in a comfortable position on the log. Chippa United is not a bottom of the log table team. We have to compete for honours every season; we are that kind of a team.
On drawing two and losing three of their last five games On the fixtures before the break
For us, it’s a must that we get points from the three games before the December break. It is not yet do-or-die for us though as there are a lot of games still to play. It’s still early days and, from the teams that we will face before the break (Cape Town City away, Polokwane City at home and Bidvest Wits away), we should not get less than six points for us to be in a good position when we come back in January 2019. Like I said, the second round gets tougher than the first round.
On losing coach Tinkler
People always support a team that is winning and they have always been there for us all these seasons, but now I can see that the numbers are not as good as they were in the past two seasons. But we are taking note of that and we are aware of the fact that they want us to win. The only way to get the fans back on the stands is for us to start winning games again. Then they will turn up.
Message to Chilli Boys supporters