Mapeza defends the firing of coaches


Chippa United coach Norman Mapeza is aware that his job is always on the line and has defended clubs that fire coaches who are not bringing results.

Coaching in football has become tougher as the competition always gets stronger, with many teams growing every season and demanding results to survive.

Many club bosses are struggling to be patient with coaches as we've seen in the Premier Soccer League with coaches getting fired almost every month, especially this season.

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Mapeza is at a club that is known for firing coaches regularly but came to the defence of club bosses after his first win at Princess Magogo Stadium, 2-0 over AmaZulu.

"I'm tired of answering questions about what happened to the club in terms of coaches, I'm here to coach," he said.

"If results don't come it's normal for coaches to get fired, nobody should stay in a coaching job if there's no result. So I'm one of those. if there's no results I won't be shocked it I were to be fired, it's normal."

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Mapenza said their first victory was long overdue because they have been showing improvement and it was just a matter of time, and he hopes they can build from that.

"Sometimes in football you need luck. In our last few matches we didn't have luck. The boys have been delivering and they finally got rewarded, we can just hope this win will boost their confidence going forward."

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The Chilli Boys' next game is at home against Black Leopards on November 27. They sit bottom of the Absa Premiership log, four points behind their closest relegation rivals.