Register Login Scores

PSL

Seema: Leaving Celtic Was Not About The Money

His resignation from Bloemfontein Celtic came as a surprise to many, but newly-appointed Chippa United coach Lehlohonolo Seema insists that his move to Port Elizabeth was not as a result of financial problems at the club.

With a club placed in ninth position with a Nedbank Cup semi-final looming, one would think that there was still a bit for Seema to do at the Mangaung outfit.

Read: Highlands Downplay Mvala’s Dip In Form This Season

However, the coach tendered his resignation on Sunday 5 July, much to the surprise of Celtic and in Soccer Laduma’s edition 1183, he reveals his decision to jump ship was not motivated by finances.

“Surely, it was not about money and, as you know, Celt­ic’s financial problems have been well documented for some time now and if it was about the money, I would have jumped ship long time ago, like other coaches that have left. But I stuck with the team because I know where I come from with the team and I am not one person who likes to jump ship. I played for 10 seasons in the PSL, but only for two teams (Celtic and Orlando Pirates). I always try to stick and fight until I cannot fight anymore.”

The 49-year-old says he is excited by the challenge posed by the Chilli boys, a move he refers to as pivotal for his growth.

“This move was not about fighting, but rather a move of growth. It was for me to get new challenges. We were not fighting with Celtic. As much as there were prob­lems, we were all good and even the players were fighting for the club, up until COVID-19 caught up with us. So, it’s not about that – the fight is in me and I will stop fighting the day I die. Working hard is in my DNA and the coaches I have worked with were all hard workers and I have seen from them that hard work pays,” Seema said.

Read: ‘Only God Can Decide Someone’s Future’

Get Soccer Laduma’s edition 1183 to find out what Seema had to say about:

  • Maduka’s appointment at Celtic
  • His Ambitions at Chippa United
  • His Chippa United technical team

More Images Of Chiefs Preparing For Title Fight

Agent: Why Bucs Star Would Need To Apologise To Middendorp

Support For Khuzwayo Amid Surprising Comeback Reports

1 comments

Top 5

8 Of Chiefs' Most Embarrassing Defeats In The Premiership

126 Sep 20, 2021 03:29 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Motshwari Arrest Latest: Police Update On Bucs Star

76 Sep 21, 2021 01:09 PM in Orlando Pirates

PSG Release Messi Update After Sub Drama

3 Sep 21, 2021 01:58 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Malesela Touted For Pirates Move?

44 Sep 22, 2021 10:46 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Overtakes Messi As World's Highest-Paid Footballer!

Sep 22, 2021 12:25 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

10 Players Who Copied Ronaldo's Trademark Celebration

1 Sep 24, 2021 05:35 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Reports: Pitso Rejects Exaggerated R281k Fine

38 Sep 22, 2021 03:04 PM in Players Abroad

Irked Mbele Refuses To Comment on Mhango Nightclub Reports

35 Sep 20, 2021 04:22 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Breaking: Crisis Talks At Swallows!

14 Sep 20, 2021 03:34 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Baxter Blasted For Apologising

124 Sep 21, 2021 07:10 AM in Kaizer Chiefs