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Dance Turns On The Magic For Chippa As Cup Semis Loom

Chippa United Preparing For Nedbank Cup Semi-Final

By Soccer Laduma - May 18, 2017 01:24 PM

Dan ‘Dance’ Malesela’s return to the technical team bench of Chippa United has boosted the side in their attempt to secure safety on the Absa Premiership log.

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Malesela returned to Chippa this week and resumed his coaching duties with the Chilli Boys’ first team, following his special leave that was confirmed by the Port Elizabeth club at the end of last month.

In his first game in charge on his return, after taking over from Mbuyiselo Sambu, who has been an interim coach, Malesela guided the Chilli Boys to an impressive 3-0 win over SuperSport United last night.

The striker, Rhulani Manzini, bagged a hat-trick as Chippa showed their seriousness about wanting to stay in the PSL for next season. The win has lifted the club to 13th place on the log, as they await their last league game of the season, which will be against 14th placed Free State Stars in their backyard at Goble Park Stadium on May 27.

With the focus turning into Nedbank Cup action this weekend, Chippa prepare to host SuperSport in the semi-finals of the prestigious competition.     

Chippa’s Communications Manager, Luthando ‘Trompies’ Zibeko, is pleased with the team’s progress in the competition thus far, as they prepare to host the reigning champions at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Saturday.

“Obviously, we turn our focus now to the cup game and it’s a different ball game. Cup games are different and we’ll play a totally different game. We want to win and we’ll play to win. The plan is to win and proceed to the next round. But we must remain humble and keep our feet on the ground. We’ll give it our best. We are playing in East London and we expect the city to be buzzing,” Zibeko told the Siya crew.    

‘Trompies’ says reaching the final of the competition will be a perfect reward for the club’s chairman, Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi.

“I think that one will be a reward for Mr. Chippa Mpengesi for having invested everything in the club. It will be a reward for everyone who has supported this football club.

“But we can’t start to think about the final now. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves because we have the semi-final to play first. But it will mean a lot to this football club and the brand.

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“In fact, we are already grateful to have reached this stage of the competition and to rub shoulders with the likes of SuperSport in the semi-finals. We are humbled but to reach the final will be special,” concluded Zibeko.  


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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC May 19, 2017 07:53 PM
Almost Chippa drawn to NFD because of Sambu, Sambu act the same as Komphela
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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC May 19, 2017 07:50 PM
Dan Dance is the man, Sambu know nothing about football I have seen him several times
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Thapza@K4l Joined: 20 Apr 2017
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Thapza@K4l May 18, 2017 09:32 PM
Wish dan dance cn be added at khosination technical team
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Thapza@K4l May 18, 2017 09:30 PM
Khompela cn learn a lot from dan dance
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Jandesar_Mtolo May 18, 2017 06:48 PM
@Mluh101 PIRATES IS TRASH
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khosifiedd.. May 18, 2017 06:46 PM
Dance dance #khosiffied..
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Mluh101 May 18, 2017 05:49 PM
Dan Dance Masalesa is The Best Coach Of All Times.... I Wish him to Coach Pirates iN Future
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Tasca25@amakhosi4life May 18, 2017 05:02 PM
Chippa were organised yesterday thanx to den dance as for steve u hve overstayed yo welcome pls give up man u hve done enough damage man
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ConsumingFire7 May 18, 2017 04:47 PM
Good Dan. Come Saturday, Sisa Dukashe I'm there
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@Mxoh May 18, 2017 04:26 PM
@Masimbenja(Cowditor) But it's also about Dan's reputation
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llumadi May 18, 2017 03:59 PM
Dance will help us by beating Supersport (Small Zebras) and will win the Cup
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 18, 2017 03:51 PM
I want you to help Kompela @ Chiefs and be both head coaches.
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 18, 2017 03:50 PM
If I were you I would have loss both games and let Mpengesi go to NFD this stupid Mantshingelani.
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Masimbenja(Cowditor) May 18, 2017 03:50 PM
If I were you I would have loss both games and let Mpengesi go to NFD this stupid Manyshingelani.
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Master Mketule May 18, 2017 03:35 PM
Chippa will suprise many people by winning our nude cup. As for Kjan ja Verer Bucs coach,it seems he was not v petrol as expected but paraffin. My beloved Bucs is not convincing.
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mzolisto May 18, 2017 03:27 PM
Siviwe Mpengesi never learns from his past mistakes. He almost waken up in the #NFD.
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sicknote May 18, 2017 02:54 PM
Welldone chippa.Chippa put Dan on leave jst to cool up the pressure as the results were not coming.He was not fired according to Chippa United FC.Club focus is to win the last match and progress in Nedbank Cup.Dan's contract with the club expire end of the season its up to the club,Dan and his manager to renew.Football is a business.Club and Chippa is doing what is best for the club jst any other club.Goodluck Chippa united
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Lacostemsn May 18, 2017 02:34 PM
Ohk beat useless ssu
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mingus May 18, 2017 02:29 PM
You wont beat Supersport twice.
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jlawamakhosi May 18, 2017 02:19 PM
I wish u can replace kiwi black man komphela...at naturena

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