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Cape Town - Chippa United are no longer looking for a new coach. Julius Dube, the man placed temporarily in the position - after the axing of the previous coach, Manqoba Mngqithi - is now officially in charge of the team.
But, according to the Philippi-based PSL club, their PSL promotion-winning coach Roger Sikhakhane could still be back to take over in the near future. Sikhakhane, on taking Chippa to the PSL, wasn’t fired, but was allowed to go back home to Durban after falling ill. He is still recuperating. Nevertheless, for now, the Cape side has placed their faith in Dube.
Dube started off well, taking the team to Polokwane two weeks ago and coming away with a hard-fought 0-0 draw. Now, an even tougher assignment awaits when Chippa face the highly ambitious Bidvest Wits at Athlone Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick off 3pm).
The other local side, Ajax Cape Town, are away to Bloemfontein Celtic in the Free State, also on Sunday.
Wits, though, have been the talk of the PSL this season, bringing on board a number of high profile new signings, including Thembinkosi Fanteni (Ajax CT), Ebrahim Seedat (Lokeren, Belgium), Erwin Isaacs (Santos), Bryce Moon (SuperSport Utd), Calvin Kadi (Veria, Greece), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth, England), Thomas Sweswe (Kaizer Chiefs), Tinashe Nengomasha (Chiefs) and Matthew Pattison (free agent, but has previously played for Sundowns and Santos).