Moloi: Chippa is not trigger happy

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Moloi joined Chippa on a short-term deal in September following the sacking of Dan Malesela, who he briefly worked under last year before a clash in methodologies saw 'Tebza' depart the Chilli Boys only to swiftly return.

In December Chippa chairman Siviwe Mpengesi said Moloi will stay on at the club in a TV interview after a match with Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The ex-Orlando Pirates assistant coach is yet to finalise his future but is seemingly calm over the situation despite Mpengesi's reputation for hiring and firing. Malesela is the longest-serving coach at the young club, lasting 21 months which included a spell of enforced 'leave' last season.

"Eyyy you guys are eagerly waiting for that one," Moloi said with a laugh.

"The chairman and my agent are still tying up the finer points. He is somebody, like I always say, he's more like the old Pirates chairmen. People, when I talk of Pirates chairmen, they think of 'Bra Irvin Khoza'. No, I'm not talking about Bra Irvin.

"When I joined Pirates Bra Irvin wasn't the chairman. I'm talking of chairmen that were chairmen when I was playing because Dr Irvin came later. Chairmen that were chairmen when my father [Chippa] was playing. Chairmen that were chairmen when 'Bra Jomo Sono' was playing.

"He [Mpengesi] wants to be given a hearing. He loves football and he wants to contribute. Don't dismiss him and give him the hearing to hear what he's going to say, and from there you can give him your thought. But give him reasons on top of it.

''So I'm not going to pressurise him that 'You said this to the media and Tuesday let's sit up, I want my contract, I must be safe'. No, no, no, I'm not scared. And I hear people calling him trigger happy, he's not trigger happy. He'll become trigger happy if you don't want to give him the hearing, if you don't want to listen to him.

"When he calls at night at 12 o'clock, there's a game on TV, you don't want to answer the phone and watch the game with him. He's somebody who can sit till 3am watching football. He loves football. He was a Pirates supporter.

"The contract, we'll sign a contract because him and my agent they are still discussing the finer details. I don't want to have a long-term contract that is not worthy... let's make it worth it." 

Moloi has recorded five wins, seven draws and three losses in his 15 games in charge of the Port Elizabeth-based outfit.