Absa Premiership

Masutha: Chippa and I have been talking

Nicholus Lukhubeni of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Sundowns and Chippa at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on 15 February 2020.
Nicholus Lukhubeni of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Sundowns and Chippa at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on 15 February 2020.
Gavin Barker

Joel Masutha remains in contact with Chippa United boss Siviwe Mpengesi as he admits a return to the club is not beyond the realms of possibility.

The Chilli Boys are currently on the lookout for a new coach after deciding not to extend the loan deal of Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena.

Masutha briefly coached the Chilli Boys at the end of 2018, having previously managed Black Leopards.

He was allowed just five games in charge of Chippa though as he failed to register a win and was promptly replaced.

But speaking to KickOff, Masutha explains he still has a good relationship with Mpengesi and is uncertain what may happen in the future.

Masutha, who was last in charge KwaZulu-Natal ABC Motsepe League side Real Kings, said: "[Chippa and I] are on good terms. We have worked well together before. We have been talking and there hasn’t been a time when we’ve stopped talking.

"Me and him are like brothers. One cannot rule anything out in football, because we don’t have permanent enemies. We have never been enemies in the first place.

"Me and him we get along very well. Even when the team was doing well with other coaches, I used to call and wish the club well before games and, when they win, I call to congratulate them after the match. We have a good relationship."

- TEAMtalk media

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