Register Login Scores


Seema’s Bold Stance After Chippa Appointment

Lehlohonolo Seema, 40, says he is determined to defy the odds and become the first Chippa United coach to see out his contract.

“I am young, and everyone has to write their own history. I know what has happened before I came here, but that’s not what I am here for. Some people have written my obituary. I want to fight and be the coach that can come here and see his contract through,” the coach told the Siya crew a day after he was appointed by the Chilli Boys.

Read: Chippa Confirms Rulani's Replacement 

The former Orlando Pirates and Lesotho captain becomes the club’s fourth hire this season alone and the 22nd overall in eight years.

Seema, who spent four years at Bloemfontein Celtic – two of those as head coach – replaced Rulani Mokwena, who was only with Chippa for three months.

“To be honest, the chairman (Siviwe Mpengesi) did not have to say much to convince me. It’s been on my mind to leave Celtic and look for a new challenge,” he said as suggestions are that he quit his previous job over non-payment issues.

Celtic’s financial woes are no secret to the football fraternity.

“I had been there for a long time and sometimes when you are in a comfort zone you tend to relax, thinking you are still on the right path. For me to grow, I can’t stay in one place. I think this just happened at the time when I was contemplating a new challenge myself,” Seema explained.

“And the chairman has given me his support and given me his word. I have no doubt in my mind about my ability – I stayed at Celtic for such a long time despite what was happening and it shows that I don’t run away when the going gets tough. Even as a player I never moved around a lot. I stuck where I was and I am a fighter.”

Did he speak to his predecessors about the job many feel is a poisoned chalice?

What about his mandate over the course of his three-year deal as well as the remaining six matches ahead of the Premier Soccer League restart.

Read: Agent Comments On Fresh Downs Approach 

“I haven’t spoken to any of the previous coaches, that won’t be helpful. I am here to write my own history. I don’t know their situation,” Seema said.

“The advantage my colleagues have over me is maybe that they are more familiar with the players, but so am I despite the fact that I only just arrived. The chairman has said if we manage to save our topflight status he will be happy, and next season we can have a fresh start and I have his support.”

Story by @superjourno 

Scroll through to see all 21 coaches before Seema at Chippa 


Celtic Confirm Crucial Mashikinya Update

Inside Chiefs: The Amakhosi Pledge!

New Deal On The Cards For Sundowns Star


Top 5

Pirates Captain Opens Up Ahead Of Crunch Clash…

19 Aug 11, 2020 08:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

25 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Chiefs Also Without Key Player For Wits Clash

6 Aug 11, 2020 01:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

12 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Downs' Season End Record Better Than Chiefs'

8 Aug 11, 2020 11:17 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

29 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Hunt Confirms Registering 42-Year-Old

9 Aug 07, 2020 07:30 AM in PSL

Official: Real Madrid Confirm Another Exit

3 Aug 10, 2020 05:15 PM in Real Madrid

Downs’ Role In Highlands Park Mooted Sale…

16 Aug 07, 2020 05:31 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Pirates Defender Ruled Out For Downs Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 11:33 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Watch: Tau Announces Himself With Cheeky Anderlecht Goal

4 Aug 11, 2020 12:36 PM in Players Abroad

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch