Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Mayor Nqaba Banga is expected to pay close attention to Chippa United matters this coming season.
This comes after the club survived relegation through the play-offs last season.
Banga has welcomed the appointment of Gavin Hunt as the coach, something he believes will bring hope to the province’s only club in the PSL.
The Mayor has promised to place a watchful eye in the operations of the club, moving forward.
“We are going to do the oversight as the municipality to the team so that we may know what happens, not to run the team but to support the team in doing what is right,” said Banga.
“And also support the coach and we expect our fans to support the team, whether on social media wherever they are.
“I’m so happy that part of the players who play, they come from here. Both in the development aspect of it and also in the senior team. Therefore that’s what we want to see and that’s what people want. And I’m happy with that.
“Therefore you must understand that we are people with pride and we want to see our people playing here and I’m happy that in the team that we have local players.
“We don’t have less than four of our boys who are playing for the professional team. We have lot of them from the northern areas such as Motherwell, Kwazakhele and Zwide, we are in the development aspect,” emphasized Banga.
“Therefore this is our team, it belongs to us. We welcome him (Gavin Hunt) to the City of Mandela. We know his good work and we celebrate him as South Africans celebrate the work he has done through out in many teams.”
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter