Mokwena close to joining Chippa on a permanent deal


Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi has confirmed that Rulani Mokwena is close to joining Chippa United on a permanent move from Orlando Pirates.

Mokwena joined Chippa United in March on loan from Pirates, and he took charge of his first game against Bidvest Wits.

“We have our ambitious coach here, Rulani. He is already planning for next season. We only need six points to run away from relegation,” Mpengesi told IOL.

“Rulani is a high profile coach. Most players want to follow him. We are blessed to have a coach like him. Surely, we are keeping him for the long term. I can say 99 percent it is done. He has confirmed with me that he wants to be here. He wants to stay. He knows exactly what is the problem at Chippa United and why we are not winning trophies.

“He will rather stay here at Chippa United as the head coach than go and coach somewhere else because Chippa United is for him and he sees a future here… in principle, we’ve agreed that he is staying.

“We are finalizing now; we are doing the last details of the contract. I’ve spoken to his manager. He likes the club.”

By Boromo Mokoena

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