Mapeza Not Rejoicing After Ending Winless League Run

Chippa United coach Norman Mapeza understands his job is not close to being safe yet despite picking up a first victory in the Absa Premiership this weekend over AmaZulu.


Chippa ended a 10 game winless league run but Mapeza refused to show any signs of rejoice with his team remaining at the foot of the table despite earning the much needed victory.


“I think I’ve been asked these questions a thousand times,” said. 


“I don’t think I’m keen to talk about what this guy [club owner Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi] was doing before [firing coach after coach].


“I’m here to coach his team. If results don’t come my way, it is normal - nobody will stay in this job. I don’t have to be shocked if any chairman says you failed because of the poor results. It is normal. 


“Some of the questions that you guys [journalists] ask, I don’t know what answers you are looking for. You think if we don’t win games, we will move from this position? Do you think so. It is simple, we’ve got to win games. 


“Each and every squad needs to have depth. We have to look for other players to add depth to the squad. I’ve been here for about a month. Do you think I know the players here? In PE we have only this club in top-flight football and one club in the ABC Motsepe League. Do I have to move around and identify those players? Of course.”