Absa Premiership

Malesela not bothered with permanent post

Daniel Malesela (Gallo Images)
Daniel Malesela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Dan Malesela says he is not concerned about being named permanent coach of Chippa United, saying his current moniker of caretaker coach makes no difference to his work.

Malesela has been in charge of the Eastern Cape club since the suspension of Roger Sikhakhane for alleged drunkenness in December.

“I’m taking charge of the team, I’m coaching the team at the moment. I’m not officially head coach but I’m in charge of the team at the moment,” he told said.

“But it’s not about positions and titles,” he added.

“I don’t care about positions and stuff like that. You’ve got to deserve to be a head coach and it’s not up to me to decide because I don’t own the club.

"The club will see if and when. Obviously there are issues that we all know of but until those are properly dealt with the club won’t do anything.”

Sikhakhane is supposedly facing an internal disciplinary hearing and was asked for a written explanation of his behaviour after being accused of being drunk on the bench for a friendly that Chippa played in Mthatha in December

Sikhakhane has denied the allegations and Chippa officials have been evasive about the process. Chippa United owner Siviwe Mpengesi said: “We have a disciplinary committee working on this matter and they will decide”.

Malesela has had six games in charge since taking over in his first top flight assignment. He has won three and lost three, the last two defeats in a row away at Mpumalanga Black Aces and Mamelodi Sundowns.

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