Mammila has revived Chippa United

Morgan Mammila, coach of Chippa United celebrates with Chippa Mpengesi, Chairman of Chippa United during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Chippa United at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on the 15 October 2022 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Chippa United made history by winning four DStv Premiership games in a row since their promotion to top flight football in South Africa. This happened after Chippa beat Sekhukhune United by one goal in the DStv Premiership match at Chatsworth Stadium on Tuesday this week.

Before that, Chippa beat Kaizer Chiefs, TS Galaxy and Amazulu respectively. All this was done by interim coach, Morgan Mammila. As Chippa is known for losing their matches, now it has revived under the leadership of Mammila who will remain as the interim coach, according to Siviwe Mpengesi.

Mammila returned to Chippa last month as Daine Klate’s assistant. When Klate was removed due to negative results, Mammila took over. Since then, the team has won all their matches. Even though Mammila is inexperienced in coaching a team that plays in the DStv Premiership, his work surpasses coaches who are more decorated than him. He is the first Chippa coach to have won four games in a row this season, Chippa is the first team to win four games in a row in the DStv Premiership this season.

After beating Sekhukhune, Mammila applauded his players who did a great job.

“I congratulate the whole team, from the chairman to the fans. Winning four games is a big deal, especially for the players because they worked hard to get the team out of the bottom of the log. Yesterday’s game was unimpressive because Sekhukhune was controlling the game. We had to defend our lead. Now it is time to go home and rest before facing the next game,” Mammila said after the game.

After beating Chiefs, Mammila boasted that other coaches in the PSL did not do the work he did. Chippa will now meet Cape Town City next week Tuesday.