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Chippa United's Teboho Moloi goes way back with Platinum Stars boss Roger de Sa

Posted: 2 February 2018 Time: 19:00

Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi says it will be emotional for him to come up against Platinum Stars counterpart Roger de Sa on the weekend.

Chippa will host Stars on Sunday at 15h30 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The two coaches have been friends since the 1980s when De Sa was a goalkeeper at Moroka Swallows and Moloi a young midfielder at Orlando Pirates. The duo also worked together at Pirates when De Sa led the Buccaneers to the 2013 CAF Champions League final.

“It’s an emotional match for me because Roger de Sa is the one who gave me the freedom when I was starting as a coach,” Moloi tells KickOff.com.

“He gave me the freedom to move up and down the bench and bark instructions to the players while he was a coach. When we were travelling to Africa in the CAF Champions League, he gave me a chance to stand up and to understand coaching better.

“Even as a player, he taught me a lot about things like endorsements. We have a good relationship and we come a long way. This is an emotional match because I’m coming against my very good friend.”

Dikwena, who have new owners, are bottom of the log on 15 points after 19 matches, while the Chilli Boys are in mid-table having drawn a hefty 10 games this season.

“We are prepared for Platinum Stars but it’s going to be difficult because they have signed new players. The best thing for us to do is to stick to our game plan and try to get maximum points. I don’t have a bad record, but I have a lot of draws. We win away from home and draw a lot of matches at home,” adds Moloi.

By Zola Doda

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