Absa Premiership

Kobola explains Chippa coaching switch under Tinkler

2018-09-13 08:39
Eric Tinkler and Vincent Kobola
Eric Tinkler and Vincent Kobola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United assistant coach Vincent Kobola says he moved to the club due to the strong relationship he holds with head coach Eric Tinkler.

Kobola retired in August after a lengthy career where he featured for the likes of Moroka Swallows, Jomo Cosmos, University of Pretoria, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Cape Town City.

Upon his retirement the 33-year-old was offered a role to stay with the Citizens in a coaching capacity, while Cape Umoya United in the National First Division also made an approach with Roger de Sa said to be a big admirer.

Speaking to the SowetanLIVE website, the former defender said: "It all happened within two days. Coach Eric called to say he wants me as his assistant and the rest is history.

"It had been a long time coming because when I was a player Eric told me he would work with me when I retire.

"The trust Eric has for me is unbelievable and I will be forever grateful to him. The amount of support I have been getting from people has been overwhelming.

"Now I can feel that I am doing work. As players, you go train and then go home. Now I'm up early to check e-mails from the coach, then I have a look at the training programme.

"After training we have a session to address the progress of each and every player. Then we plan for tomorrow and look at the fitness of the players and those who are injured."

Read more on:    chippa united  |  psl  |  vincent kobola  |  eric tinkler  |  soccer
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