Dan Malesela reveals mind tricks to help Chippa United beat Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 3 December 2016 Time: 21:08
Chippa United coach Dan Malesela said some clever words to his team about players leaving the club – possibly referring to Joseph Molangoane – did the trick against Kaizer Chiefs.
Molangoane joined Chiefs this week after finally winning his contract dispute with Chippa via the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, and made his debut in the second half.
However, that was after Chippa had already turned the game around in two second-half minutes at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after Chiefs were gifted the lead due to some defensive mistakes.
The Chilli Boys went on to win 3-1, and two-goal hero Lerato Manzini should also have had a hat-trick after missing a sitter in stoppage time.
“I played mind games at half-time, [speaking to] certain players with all sorts of things, leaving the club and what what, and all this … it worked hey, it worked very well,” he said on SuperSport after the match.
“I’m just pleased that at last we managed to score, and three goals nogal, so that’s good. We still have a lot of things to work on but I’m happy with this, we needed this win and thank God that we did.”
Malesela admitted he was disappointed with the way his defenders and goalkeeper gifted Chiefs the lead in the 15th minute when a poor back-pass was miscontrolled and then half-cleared to Siphiwe Tshabalala, who scored.
“I’m tired of saying these things happen, I don’t want to say that anymore because they’ve been happening for quite some time, but we’ll find ways to stop it from happening,” he added.
“All in all I’m very appreciative of the efforts of the players, I know there were a lot of tired bodies. Very well done, what else can you say? Three goals takes us up a bit, it’s good. Good for these people here [in Port Elizabeth].”