Chippa United caretaker coach Teboho Moloi gears up for Platinum Stars clash
Posted: 15 September 2017 Time: 10:23
New Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi has likened football without goals to a boxer dancing around the ring without doing damage to his opponent.
Chippa yesterday announced the appointment of the former Orlando Pirates assistant coach following the sacking of Dan Malesela in the wake of a 3-1 home defeat to Baroka on Tuesday. Malesela has since been linked with a move to Polokwane City.
Interim coach Moloi, who briefly worked under Malesela at United earlier in the season, is currently preparing the team for tomorrow's clash with bottom-of-the-log Platinum Stars at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
'Tebza' told the club's website: "It is unfortunate that I come here on the back of a loss earlier this week but it was amazing to see the response from the players during training. They did not have their heads in the hole. We have an ambitious group that is eager to achieve things and fight for this club."
He is determined to build on 'Dance's efforts in Port Elizabeth.
"Chippa United play more or less the kind of football that I like, we just need to fix a few aspects on their game.
"If you play football the end result is scoring and winning football matches. It is nice when you play but without goals you are the same as a boxer that runs around the ring without throwing real punches to hurt the opponent. We must instil a winning mentality to these players.
"Real Madrid after Barcelona has shown us that you can play attractive brand of football but also you can score goals."
The Chilli Boys are 12th in the Premiership standings with three points from as many games, having lost 1-0 to Pirates and beaten AmaZulu 2-0 prior to the defeat to Bakgaga.