Absa Premiership

Chippa put Malesela on 'special leave'

2017-04-28 11:28
Dan Malesela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United on Thursday confirmed that head coach Dan Malesela has been placed on special leave.

The club announced on their website that assistant coach and former player, Mbuyiselo Sambu, will take charge of first team duties on an interim basis  - effective immediately.

The club said that no further comment would be made on the matter.

This puts Malesela's long-term future at Chippa United in serious doubt especially after a disappointing 3-2 loss to Maritzburg United on Tuesday.

The season started well for Malesela, with their initially impressive form  - that included three wins from their first five fixtures - fueling rumours of the tactician being poached by a bigger club in the league.

Since then, results have deteriorated to the extent where the Chilli Boys now find themselves in 12th place and firmly embroiled within a relegation scrap - just two points off the drop zone.

Chippa need to avoid defeat against Orlando Pirates on Saturday to stay clear of the relegation zone.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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