Rhulani Mokwena has penned an emotional farewell to Chippa United after spending just four months at the club during a loan spell.
Mokwena made history by becoming the first coach to go on loan, when Orlando Pirates announced that he would be joining Chippa on a short-term deal until the end of the 2019/20 season.
However, things took a turn when the season was halted by the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in the former Pirates interim coach overseeing just one official match with the Port Elizabeth-based outfit.
His contract has subsequently come to an end, with the Chilli Boys having decided to part ways with him despite the proposed resumption of the campaign in the coming weeks.
"After six months at the helm, It’s with overwhelming emotion that I officially announce that I have successfully served my loan contract as coach of Chippa United and close a short, yet extremely beneficial, period of my coaching career," wrote Mokwena.
"As we complete our contact, we depart with respect, dignity and appreciation, knowing that we leave the club better than we found it.
"I want to thank the chairman, his family and the management for the opportunity and support; the technical team for their support, patience, hard work and sacrifice.
"We spent lockdown together in Port Elizabeth, you risked your safety and sacrificed time away from your families just so you could put in the work, which went beyond the ordinary 24 hours. You guys are incredible and it was a pleasure working with you.
"Thank you to the people of Port Elizabeth and the Chilli Boys supporters for the warm reception and your hospitality. You’ve got a great club that’s got a lot more potential than you can imagine.
"Last but not least, My biggest thank you goes to the Chippa United players. Contrary to what the log says, there is incredible talent and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for each and every single one of you. Thank you for your hard work, humility and trust.
"Wishing the club and all its people all the best in its future endeavors."