On the de­cline in sup­port at Nel­son Mandela Bay

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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

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