Absa Premiership

Malesela looks to the future

2016-06-13 09:32
Dan Malesela (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Chippa United coach Dan Malesela is looking forward to his first full season in charge of the club in the Absa Premiership.

Malesela steered the Chilli Boys to their first-ever top-eight finish last season after replacing Roger Sikhakhane at the helm in December.

Chippa have been playing an exciting and ultra-attacking style under the 50-year-old coach, which has won them appreciation from football lovers.

Malesela revealed that his coaching methods teaches each of his players to be comfortable with the ball.

"It was enjoyable. Yes there was pressure‚ I admit‚ to winning games and to get to the top eight," he told The Sowetan.

"But it was more about enjoying what we were doing. It is a great feeling to see what you work on in training being implemented on the field.

"I've tried to keep it all simple and not get too fancy. If things are not possible in a football match‚ then I don't train them. I don't do things that are not related to football.

"There are other coaches who do fancy exercises and have the ground decorated with all sorts of markers before the game but for me it is important only to do things that are relevant to football. I think we also produced a unique brand of football."

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