GSV Season Preview 2015/16; Chippa United

The Chilli Boyz | Chippa United
The Chilli Boyz | Chippa United
The ABSA Premiership Trophy | The Ultimate Prize
The ABSA Premiership Trophy | The Ultimate Prize

ABSA Premiership

Chippa United Football Club

Founded: 2010

Nickname: The Chilli Boys

Home Ground: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth; Eastern Cape (48, 459)

Coach: Roger Sikhakhane

2014/15 League Finish: 14th

Star Players To Watch: Thamsanqa Sangweni, Andile Mbeyane, Mark Mayambela, Lerato Manzini

Young Guns To Watch: Zitha Macheke, Ugonna Uzochukwu, Chris Matombo, Sipho-Sihle Mtule

The Grand Stand View

There has been an under discussed lack of stability in the coaching department and on the player roster at Chippa United since the promotion of the club into the elite division, that lack of stability has translated into inconsistent performances on the field and this will be a must remedy issue for all at the club this season. Chippa United, on their day, can play great attacking football against any team in the division and still give a good account of themselves regardless of their relatively lower stature and pedigree; yet we have seen only a handful of those days during an entire season and methinks that a little consistency in the hot seat and in the dressing room could see Chippa showing that they are more than just relegation fighters. There has been little indication of a changed and consistent Chippa United thus far, yet the current squad will do very well to avoid relegation this season and see themselves bettering last seasons’ finish if they take it one game at a time and play their hearts out for 30 league encounters. One can bank on a few entertaining games involving Chippa United this season, but there is no guaranteeing just where the club will finish come the end of May, one just hopes the coach rotation policy will not be employed this season as the club needs all the stability they can afford themselves in what promises to be the toughest premier league season in recent memory for clubs in the lower echelons of the league table.


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