Klate proud to coach Chippa

Daine Klate has described his new job as coach of Chippa United as a proud moment for him because he is an Eastern Cape team.

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This is Klate’s first coaching job at senior level, with the former Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United player in charge of the Chilli Boys reserve team.

The 36-year-old knows that Chippa’s training will come under a lot of pressure, especially with club chairman Siviwe Mpengesi known to fire coaches if the results are not forthcoming.

“This is a big deal for me and it feels great to be coaching a club from my own province. I want to make the people of the Eastern Cape happy, especially the fans of the club. I know it won’t be an easy task, but I hope I can make a difference in the club. There is a lot of pressure, but there is always pressure in football. I’m going to take things easy and make sure I do my job well,” said the Chippa coach.

“I would like to thank the chairman for trusting me with this position and I am happy that I got this opportunity. I want to learn as much as possible and grow as a coach.”

Chippa have made a number of new signings ahead of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season and looking at their squad, the Chippa coach is happy with the personnel in the team and says he is looking forward to the start of the new season.

“We have made a lot of signings for the new season and we believe that the players we have brought to the club will help us. We have assembled a very good team and we are working hard to prepare for the start of the season.”

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