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Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi wants his technical team to feel they can contribute

Posted: 31 October 2017 Time: 18:30

Teboho Moloi says he has never really been about having positions, as long as he can contribute to the success of a club.

For years Moloi was an assistant coach at Orlando Pirates and has now been given an opportunity to prove himself in the hotseat at Chippa United. He’s yet to suffer a defeat since taking over from Dan Malesela and the Chilli Boys are on a high following their victories over Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns recently.

“I don’t call it the hotseat. I am enjoying life, doing what I know best, which is being in the field,” Moloi tells

“I am enjoying myself. I am taking it one day at a time. There’s absolutely no bigger place to learn your ropes than a team like Pirates. I have worked with a lot of coaches [at Pirates] and I think I know what’s expected and what happens in this job. I never used to just sit and lie down at Pirates. I used to bark instructions like a [head] coach. I never felt like an assistant."

Moloi says it’s important for him to make his technical team feel like they have a role to play, which is why he gives them an opportunity to have team talks.

"For me it’s not about positions. It depends on who is in charge and how you treat your technical team. The technical team must feel like they are also coaches. [Mbuyiselo] Sambu [his assistant] gives team talks. I was there and I know how it is to treat people like they are part of team. You’re both working for a team and you want the same results. When Sinesipho [Mali, Chippa's match performance analyst] wants to talk to the midfielders, I do give him the opportunity to do so."

Chippa visit Bidvest Wits in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday (19h30).

Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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