Chippa United coach Eric Tinkler hails Daine Klate as a good professional


Klate has always had a desire to finish his career off in Port Elizabeth, his city of birth, and now has an opportunity to do so with the Chilli Boys.

He may be looking to end his career in PE, but he is certainly not treating his time at the club as a holiday. The 33-year-old still wants to make a difference and be a good example to the younger players in the team.

“He is a PE boy. I remember when I was at Pirates, he always said he wants to finish his career in PE. He’s happy at the back, he’s settled in very well and he’s a good professional. He sets the right example for the rest of the players,” Tinkler tells

With players such as Thabo Nthethe, Mark Mayambela, Thabo Rakhale and Klate in his squad, Tinkler is confident he can get the younger players in the squad to perform and understand his philosophy.

“The experience is very important and the fact that I have worked with some of them, is a good thing. Now it’s about mixing the younger ones with senior ones and making them all understand the philosophy,” the former Bafana Bafana midfielder says.