Chippa United fire coach after two games
It did not take long for newly promoted Premier League club Chippa United to make their mark — even if it was of a somewhat dubious nature.
Impetuous United fired seasoned Manqoba Mngqithi after only two games, following narrow 1-0 and 2-1 defeats against Mamelodi Sundowns and Free State Stars respectively, emphasising the precarious nature of the soccer coaching profession.
Mngqithi was considered one of the most respected coaches in the PSL during his lengthy tenure with Durban club Lamontville Golden Arrows.
He was lured to fellow KwaZulu Natal club AmaZulu by a lucrative contract, but enjoyed less success on the other side of Durban, losing his job after a troubled season.
Chippa United initially hailed Mngqithi as a “big capture”, but soccer coaches only incur the wrath of club officials if they do not win matches — though firing a coach after only two games must be considered as indecently quick.