Co-coaches replace Morgan Mammila at Chippa

Trigger-happy Chippa United owner Siviwe Mpengesi has reassigned head coach Morgan Mammila.

The Chilli Boys have struggled in the DStv Premiership this season and currently sit in 13th place on the league standings with just four wins from their opening 16 games.

Mammila, who has previously endured a difficult spell in charge of the club, has been replaced with Kwanele Kopo and Thabo September.

He will revert to his old post at the club as Technical Director.

A Chippa statement read: “In a strategic move to bolster our club’s vision and future, our current head coach, who has admirably led the team for 16 games and secured 18 points, will be transitioning into the role of Technical Director for the remainder of the season.

“This change allows us to leverage his extensive experience and knowledge in a role that is crucial for the club’s long-term strategy and success. The Club welcomes Thabo September and Kwanele Kopo, both highly respected figures in the football community, as our new co-coaches.

“Thabo September, a former professional player, brings a wealth of on-field experience and understanding of the game. Kwanele Kopo, born and bred in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, and renowned as a teacher of the game, offers an unparalleled depth of tactical expertise.

“Together, they will lead our team with a focus on nurturing local talent and ensuring the team remains in the Premier Soccer League. Chippa United has always been more than just a football club. Since our arrival from Phillipi, Cape Town to Gqeberha, Eastern Cape in 2014. We have not only been a part of this province but have become integral to its sporting culture.”

Kopo has been without a job since leaving Pretoria Callies in November, while September joins Chippa from SuperSport United’s DStv Diski Challenge side.