"I Did Not Stab Daine Klate in the Back": Chippa United Interim Coach Morgan Mammila Clears His Name

"I Did Not Stab Daine Klate in the Back": Chippa United Interim Coach Morgan Mammila Clears His Name

  • Chippa United technical director Morgan Mammila has moved to distance himself from Daine Klate's firing
  • Klate was shown the door after the Chilli Boys had a poor start to the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season
  • Mammila returned to the club at the request of the trigger-happy Chippa Mpengesi after having departed last season

Chippa United's technical director Morgan Mammila says that he had nothing to do with Daine Klate's sacking.

Klate was fired after the Chilli Boys lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns last week in a DStv Premiership encounter in Gqeberha. At this point, the team had won one game, drawn two and lost four others.

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Chippa United chairman Chippa Mpengesi, Daine Klate and Morgan Mammila. Image source: @iDiskiTimes.
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The Daily Sun reported that Mammila ominously rejoined the team a few days before Klate was let go at the request of the notoriously ruthless chairman Chippa Mpengesi. He had left the team for Motsepe Foundation Championship side All Stars FC at the end of last season.

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Mammila said:

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"How will I sabotage someone while I have been here for three days? I wasn't there, and I did not make any decisions to fire anyone and Klate knows that. Chippa is my home.
"I have been friends with Mr Mpengesi for some time. I couldn't sit and watch his Premiership status going down to the Championship."

Mammila was on the sideline as Chippa United upset the high-flying Amazulu 2-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last Saturday afternoon. The team sits in the now-familiar position of 13th on the log after eight matches, having claimed just eight points.

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As reported by Sports Brief, 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.

Source: SportsBrief.com