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Farouk Abrahams blames players for being fired by Chippa United

Posted: 29 January 2013 Time: 12:25

Farouk Abrahams says Chippa United firing him “just came out of the blue” – and claims out-of-favour players are behind the unrest at the club.

Chilli Boys officials are mum on the matter but spokesperson Lukhanyo Mzinzi hinted to that Chippa and Abrahams are going their separate ways.

Abrahams, who took over in October, was handed a two-and-a-half year contract after reviving the fledgling fortunes of the club, but now he is heading for the exit door.

Former Ajax Cape Town assistant coach Wilfred Mugeyi will be the man to take over.

 “Yes, I can confirm that I have been released from my duties and Wilfred Mugeyi will take over from tomorrow,” Abrahams tells

“All I can say now is that there was apparently some issues with the players that wasn’t part of the plan which everybody agreed on – myself and the management.

“So now apparently some of them have got issues with me and also they raised all sorts of accusations against me. The general manager investigated everything and they couldn’t find any proof of what they were suggesting against me. It’s not football issues so now I’ll have another meeting with the chairman to see how he reads the whole issue.

“Yesterday everything was fine between me and him when we met with 'OJ' [Mabizela, who just signed for Chippa]. We had nice things to talk about for the future, this came out of the blue that they are accepting the status quo that the players that have created.

“Those are the players that didn’t feature in the immediate plans that created this. In football there are always those players who won’t be in the coach’s plans and will try to get the coach fired. They fear that the guys who are on the outside will influence the players that are inside.

“I have a wonderful relationship with the chairman and I’m looking forward to talk to him again about this once everything is calm.”

Tiyani wa ka Mabasa and Chris Maqashu

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:28 pm
Stupidity reigns in this club.
posted: 12:28 pm
This Chippa guy is looking for instant success. Mvela is waiting for you.
posted: 12:29 pm
Mpengesi doesn't know whether he is coming or going!!! inyoni le!!!!
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:30 pm
Chippa Mpangesi....I rest my case.
GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 12:30 pm
Mpengesi ke BOSSO....this man fires faster than an empty trolley on a downhill steep...
Champ Dee
posted: 12:30 pm
Mickey Mouse Football Club, they must just go back to the Vodacom league!!!
posted: 12:31 pm
If this guy is fired then chippa knows how to fire. He is blaming players, this simple means he knows something. If you call players gorrilas you will be fired, ask Palacious
posted: 12:34 pm
Jah neh mpengese.does he knw hw 2 run a team tjerr..
posted: 12:34 pm
Going down slowly, shows that this club wasn't ready for top flight football.
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 12:34 pm
Tsek to Mpengesi and his advisors!!

This is the high level stupid rubbish l ever heard in football...hiring and firing coaches left right and centre like one is playing yo-yo is not on.

this team must be relegated with immediate effect!!! They are degrading our league.PERIOD!

4 coaches in 6 months...i mean really now...WTF is this? Mnx!
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 12:34 pm
Imagine having Mpengesi and King on Kickoff... Battle of the confused Apes...
posted: 12:35 pm
Aii donald duck Mpengesi, this is really Disneyland.

The sooner the league resumes and this mampara goes back to Mvela the better
posted: 12:36 pm
I quote the redundant The Phefeni boy " I arrest my cases"
posted: 12:36 pm
The less said about this team the better.
posted: 12:38 pm
And the circus continues....................................
LUNCH BAR *obvious*
posted: 12:40 pm
Mpengesi think that running a soccer team is like running a waste removal business.....Load/discharge...Load/Discharge.....Monday to sunday, and get paid after 30 days.....tjeeeer, he must just give up football administration and run his businesses....tsek maan!
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 12:41 pm
Roman Abramovich has got nothing on this Mpengesi guy
posted: 12:41 pm
Siwahla is behind ths,sorry farouk abra,ths mpengesi is clueless mato madlala is far beter dan dis idiot..up da bucs..
posted: 12:42 pm
Champ Thabo Moroto(All Psl Trophies)
posted: 12:42 pm
Mara who is this Kipa??? This guy is more confused than South Africans who are supporting Zambia in the 2013 AFCON. Mugeyi will fired come the end of Feb.
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