Most people who watch football think it’s unlikely, but Chippa United coach Morgan Mammila thinks he can stay for the upcoming season.
Mammila’s confidence comes as a shock given the way that combative Chippa proprietor Siviwe Mpengesi has made a stunning sum number of instructing changes more than 40 throughout the course of recent years.
Mammila would become the first Chippa coach in Chippa’s ten Premiership seasons to complete a season if he held the position through 2023-24.
In September of the previous season, the former administrator, whose redeployment to the bench at Chippa to replace novice coach Daine Klate raised eyebrows, returns to the head coaching position after promising to retire from coaching.
“There will constantly be the initial time,” Mammila, who gets back to the Unified having spent not many months as specialized head of Swallows towards the finish of the 2022-23 season, told TimesLIVE.
“I was the first coach for the club to win four games in a row. Why can’t I start and end the season with Chippa as the first coach? It is conceivable.
Mammila said he has stirred things up around town running making arrangements for preseason in Gqeberha, where he appreciates working with his “closest companion” Mpengesi.
“Fortunately, I know players primarily from the National First Division and the Premier Soccer League, and I am fortunate to have the chair, Mpengesi, who also knows players.
Because I have a good relationship with my chair, it won’t be hard for us to build this team. We know where to look when it comes to player actions.
“Working intimately with him makes things somewhat more straightforward in light of the fact that I don’t accept him as my seat, I accept him as my dearest companion since we function admirably together.”
Mammila said a need will be to complete in the main eight.
“The seat believes that me should keep the situation with the club in the PSL. A mandate is not something that exists. The personal mandate there is contributing to the team’s eighth-place finish this season.
“With Swallows, I was a part of a technical team that finished in the top eight for the first time in my life. I was on a different team, Swallows, and in a different setting. I will be the happiest man in the world if I can do that again with Chippa.
It feels good to be at Chippa once more. I performed fairly well last season, and this is a significant opportunity. My goal for this season is to perform better than I did last year, but I can only do that by improving my preparation.
There must be players on the team who are significantly better than last year. I’m not saying that the team didn’t have better players last season; rather, I’m saying that you must always strive for improvement.
After Mpengesi promised not to fire the coach, Mammila was hired and fired as part of a tumultuous series of bench appointments at Chippa in 2022 and 2023. Klate and Mammila were trailed by three other returnees to the post in Kurt Lentjies, Siyabulela Gwambi and Lehlohonolo Seema, as the Stew Young men finished fourteenth and stayed away from the end of the season games on objective distinction.
Manqoba Mngqithi, Ernst Middendorp, Dan Malesela, Teboho Moloi, Eric Tinkler, Rulani Mokwena, Norman Mapeza, and Gavin Hunt are among the other notable coaches who did not remain at Chippa for an extended period of time.