Chippa star admits coach frustrations


On-loan Chippa United midfielder Meshack Maphangule admits it is not easy to deal with Covid-19 and adapt to new coaches at the same time.

Maphangule is on loan at Chippa from Orlando Pirates and recently stated his intention to go back and fight for his place.

However, with only six league games remaining and new head coach Lehlohonolo Seema arriving this week, it has been difficult for the player to prove himself to anybody.

Seema is the fifth coach to take charge of The Chilli Boys this season after Clinton Larsen, Norman Mapeza, Duran Francis and Rhulani Mokwena.

Maphangule was asked how it felt to have another new coach with just a few games of the season remaining.

"[Laughs loudy] Ja the thing is... we had another new coach again not so long ago!" he tells

"Before Seema we had Rhulani, he coached only one game, now we will start afresh again so we will see what we are going to do.

"But hey, it does frustrate because as you can see there's been lockdown preventing us from training. But we must start training with only six games remaining and with a new coach, we don't know how is his philosophy you see.

"I think for now he will not introduce his philosophy because obviously he knows us. Maybe he will just motivate us, push us just to finish the six games then start afresh in the upcoming season."

Maphangule agrees with Seema that two wins from their remaining six games will secure their safety.

"Ja it's achievable because if we can win only two even though we lose all those four games, if we win two we will be safe," he explains.

"I'm excited. Coach Seema is very good. You can tell by the way Celtic played that he is good.

"We worked well with Clinton, Mapeza too. With Rhulani I don't know what happened ,maybe if you can ask the manager. But for us players, we are alright."