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'I promised myself that I would never talk about Chippa any more,' says Dan Malesela

Dan Malesela has shut the book on Chippa United, and in the interests of finding closure does not want to talk about his previous club any more.

The TS Galaxy coach has announced that they will now be on a tight spot in the Cape Town at their Kameelrivier Stadium Base, north-east of Pretoria on Sunday. his new job.

Malesela was fired by trigger-happy Chippa three matches into the season after starting the Absa Premiership with two defeats and a draw.

His successor, Eric Tinkler, started with two wins from four games, but has since lost five matches without a win, including three losses, as owner Siviwe "Chippa" Mpengesi's Eastern Cape club continue to wallow in 12th place in the Absa Premiership.

Malesela was asked on Wednesday at a Nedbank Cup press conference at the PSL offices in Parktown about Tinkler's continuing struggles at Chippa.

"I'll be honest with you, I promised you that I would never talk about Chippa any more," the 1980s Orlando Pirates defensive star said.

"I've got reasons, because then I could not find a closure with what happened.

"It's quite disappointing to be fired after three matches. But I need to find closure to that. And I think I'm making good progress.

"I really want to focus on what I need to do go forward. And also being at TS Galaxy, to achieve what we are trying to achieve.

"I'm done with Chippa. My mind is clearing up.

"For sure there's a little bit there [in my mind]. And obviously you will not lie and say completely, 'Yes, I'm done, I'm done'.

"No, no. Maybe there's a little bit. But I'm making good progress [forgetting]. "

It was Malesela's second time at three matches into a season by United.

He was asked if his words meant he made the decision never to return to the Chilli Boys.

"No, no, no. I do not know. And they were to say there were only two clubs in the world, and the only one you could coach was Chippa, and the other one did not want me – then I would go back, "the Galaxy coach said, grinning.

"No, but, on a serious note, no. No, I've taken too many punches – I've had enough. "

Galaxy, the club formed when former mediator Tim Sukazi bought the franchise of Cape Town All Stars in late May, had a 12th place from two wins, seven draws and three defeats.

NFD team Nedbank Cup qualification round (all at 3pm) –


Cape Umoya United v TS Sporting (Athlone Stadium)

Richards Bay FC Royal Eagles (Umhlatuze Sports Complex)

Witbank Spurs v Uthongathi FC (Puma Rugby Stadium)

University of Pretoria v Maccabi FC (Tuks Stadium)


TS Galaxy v Ajax Cape Town (Kameelrivier Stadium)

Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila v Ubuntu Cape Town FC (Thohoyandou Stadium)

Jomo Cosmos v Real Kings (Vosloorus Stadium)

Stellenbosch FC v Mbombela United FC (Idas Valley Stadium)

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