CAPE TOWN – Chippa United’s 2-0 defeat to Cape Town City on Friday night has resulted in coach Teboho Moloi losing his job.
The Chili Boys have been on a poor run in the Premier Soccer League in recent weeks, with the loss at Athlone Stadium coming after a 4-2 reverse against Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth last Sunday.
Before that, Chippa drew 0-0 with Baroka FC away and 3-3 against Platinum Stars at home.
In fact, the high number of draws would’ve led to Moloi’s downfall, with Chippa having recorded a league-high 12 stalemates this season in 23 matches, to go with five wins and six defeats.
That sees the Eastern Cape outfit in ninth position on the log, and normally trigger-happy chairman Chippa Mpengesi has seen enough.
“We have parted ways with Mr Moloi, and our parting was amicable,” said Mpengesi in a statement on Saturday.
“We thank the coach for his contribution to the club; he brought in fresh blood from our development. He is passionate about his work and showed me a lot of positive things that I did not see from other coaches.
“He remains a friend of the club, and a coach with a bright future.”
“It is unfortunate that results were not forthcoming. Football is a business nowadays, and a decision had to be made.”
The club said that further announcements will be made “in due course” with regards to the coaching staff.
Dan Malesela has been a favourite of Mpengesi in the past, despite being fired before Moloi took over, while Eric Tinkler is another experienced coach who is available after he quit at SuperSport United on Friday.