Mokwena gives credit to Mapeza

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Following his first official match in charge at Chippa United this past weekend, coach Rhulani Mokwena has given credit to former coach Norman Mapeza for the work he has done at the club.

Mapeza joined the long list of coaches who never lasted at Chippa following his resignation last week.

Mokwena was subsequently assigned with the task of saving the club’s Absa Premiership status and started his tenure with a goalless draw away to Bidvest Wits on Saturday.

“I think I got to give a lot of credit to the previous coach Norman Mapeza because there was lot of work that was done on this team and a good foundation has been set,” Mokwena told reporters after the match.

“For us we don’t even think about anything else except trying to make sure that we are looking at 30 points. If we start to look for a top 8 (finish) and other things we will have very little motivation so you start to look at the reachable and 30 points is reachable and we are working towards that,” he said.

The Chilli Boys will host Cape Town City in their next League match on Friday, March 20.

They are now six points above bottom placed Black Leopards with six matches remaining.

By Ofhani Munyai

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