Cape Town - New
Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi has been impressed with the attitude
of his players and is optimistic about a change of fortunes.
Moloi was confirmed as the new Chilli Boys mentor on Thursday,
earning promotion from his position as assistant to Dan Malesela, who
Moloi spoke of his appreciation to club boss Chippa Mpengesi for the
opportunity and is determined to make his mark as a head coach, having
also previously been an assistant coach at Orlando Pirates.
"It is very easy for club chairmen to go with someone more
experienced, tried and tested as compared to someone that has been an
assistant and this appointment is a demonstration of the commitment by
the executive chairman to give opportunities to aspiring coaches to show
what they can offer.
"I am grateful and thankful to have been given an opportunity to
coach this football club," Moloi told Chippa's official website.
And he is confident that the players are ready to turn the corner.
"It is unfortunate that I come here on the back of a loss earlier
this week but it was amazing to see the response from the players during
"They did not have their heads in the hole. We have an ambitious
group that is eager to achieve things and fight for this club," said the
former Bucs midfielder.
The Eastern Cape side have lost two and won one match this season and
are set to take on Platinum Stars, another team which has already
changed coaches, in Rustenburg on Saturday night.
Kick off is at 20:15.