With Chippa United expected to officially confirm the departure of Joel Masutha, as well as announce the appointment of Clinton Larsen as the club’s new head coach, another technical team member has parted ways with the club.
Sinesipho Mali, who has been the tactical performance analyst at Chippa, has confirmed parting ways with the club.
New Chippa CEO Morgan Mammila recently told the Siya crew that there will be a number of changes taking place at the club.
The former Baroka CEO told the Siya crew on Wednesday, “There’s going to be a lot of changes and we are going to roll. (The changes will be in the) playing personnel, technical team and staff. We have to make those changes as soon as possible so that we can roll. I want winners around the team. The football-loving people of the Eastern Cape, the supporters, don’t deserve the treatment that they got from the team. The priority is the team and then the supporters.”
Contacted for comment, Mali confirmed to the Siya crew that a decision has been reached between him and the club to go their separate ways.
“I have decided to leave the club. Actually, I have… how do they call it (laughing)? We have mutually agreed to part ways,” confirmed Mali.
Chippa captain Mark Mayambela recently lauded Mali for his contribution to the team in preparing for matches.
Ahead of Chippa’s match against Orlando Pirates on Tuesday, Mayambela told the Siya crew, “We have a good performance analyst in Mr Mali and we rely mostly on him on the information he provides to us about the opponents.”
Mali has not yet decided on the next chapter of his career and is expected to use the upcoming weeks to assess his options.
“The players will always appreciate my contribution to the team. They know. Some of the players have played at the highest level. If you talk about a player like Mark, he has played at the top level. He has played overseas and he has won trophies,” concluded Mali.