SuperSport United Coach Gavin Hunt and Chippa United Boss Chippa Mpengesi Get Into a War of Words

SuperSport United Coach Gavin Hunt and Chippa United Boss Chippa Mpengesi Get Into a War of Words

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:11 PM
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  • Gavin Hunt has joined the increasing line of critics taking aim at Chippa United's culture of hiring-and-firing coaches
  • The former Chilli Boys coach was speaking following the sacking of Daine Klate by the club last week
  • He became the 28th coach to be shown the door by chairman Chippa Mpengesi since the 2011/12 season

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler has criticised Chippa United's culture of hiring and firing of coaches while setting them up for failure.

He was speaking in the wake of chairman and owner Chippa Mpengesi and sacking Daine Klate after the Chilli Boys' poor start to the season. Klaite became one of 28 coaches who have been shown the door since United was promoted to the Premier Soccer League in 2011.

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Chippa United owner and chairman Chippa Mpengesi and SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt have sniped at each other. Image source: Sunday World and Daily Sun.
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According to the Sunday World, Hunt, who was fired last December by the Gqeberha-based side, said:

“What was Klate supposed to do in seven matches in charge when the club hardly signed experienced players? I told him what he was getting himself into. I mean it’s disgraceful what happened to him …They were doing fine, the team was fighting. If you want to win games, you must buy players, and it’s really sad for him.”

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Mpengesi fired back, as reported by the Daily Sun, saying:

"Hunt is uttering nonsense because he can. That's why we had to let him go. He has disrespected players in Gqeberha. We won't listen to Hunt. Maybe he was making those remarks because he had won a game. We will meet him on the field of play."

Chippa United embarrassed as Manchester United coach Benni McCarthy and Pitso Mosimane show Daine Klate love

Recently fired Chippa United coach Daine Klate knows that he has the backing of heavyweights from his corner.

As reported by Sports Brief, Manchester United first-team coach Benni McCarthy and Pitso Mosimane have expressed sadness about his fate at the Chilli Boys. The side experienced a tough and unlucky start to the season, which was unacceptable to ruthless owner Chippa Mpengesi.

The Orlando Pirates legend was shown the door after a last-gasp 1-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in a tense DStv Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday evening.

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