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New Chippa United coach Seema: 'I connect spiritually with the Siwelele supporters'

Lehlohonolo Seema (Gallo Images)
Lehlohonolo Seema (Gallo Images)

Lehlohonolo Seema says he joined Chippa United for a 'new challenge' and to continue to 'learn and grow' as a coach.

The 40-year-old resigned from Bloemfontein Celtic on Monday and was subsequently named as the new Chilli Boys' boss.

Chippa recently parted ways with Rulani Mokwena, who has returned to Orlando Pirates, having been at the club on a short-term loan deal.

Speaking to FARPost website, Seema explained the reason for his Premier Soccer League switch.

He said: "Look, I connect spiritually and by blood with the Siwelele supporters and they will forever have a special place in my heart, and I want to thank them for the support.

"Even now some of them do not believe the news but some believed from the word go but we all have one thing in common which is to see Celtic blossom."

Seema spent eight years as a player with Celtic before joining Pirates, where he captained the side. He was also with the club four years as part of Phunya Sele Sele's technical set-up.

Seema added: "It's purely about getting a new challenge because as young as I am now you learn in different ways."

- TEAMtalk media