Rhulani making big changes at Chippa


Chippa United are currently undergoing some major changes behind the scenes under the leadership of coach Rhulani Mokwena, according to club boss Siviwe Mpengesi.

Mokwena seems to be settling in well at Chippa since his move from Orlando Pirates earlier this month, with the young tactician’s impact being felt by the club.

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The 33-year-old already capitalised on their partnership with the Nelson Mandela Metro University by making fast-tracking their integration into the high-performance centre.

Shortly before doing so, The Chilli Boys were out in East London to play against Buffalo City Municipality XI in a friendly match, something that was rarely done outside of the club’s commitments to play competitive matches at Sisa Dukashe Stadium.

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“Previously, the club would go to East London just to play on matchday, and now we are not enjoying that home advantage of being an East London club,” said Mpengesi.

“So now, this coach [Rhulani] said once every two weeks the team must go to East London so that we can familiarise ourselves with the environment there.

“But also, we want to develop players from BCM, because Chippa United do have a partnership agreement with them.

“By the way, he already said the player who was wearing number-10 must now go for assessment in Port Elizabeth.”

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