Impressive Chippa run of victories sees Mammila set club record

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Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi and coach Morgan Mammila celebrate their victory against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban at the weekend.  Photo by BackpagePix
Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi and coach Morgan Mammila celebrate their victory against Kaizer Chiefs in Durban at the weekend. Photo by BackpagePix

Chippa United’s fine run of form has elevated the Eastern Cape-based club to new heights through their PSL history.

The Chilli Boys have recorded four straight wins since Morgan Mammila took over after the sacking of Daine Klate.

They have downed AmaZulu, Marumo Gallants, Kaizer Chiefs, and Sekhukhune United to move up from the drop zone into the comforts of a sixth-place position.

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Those four wins in a row mean Chippa have become the first club to register four consecutive wins this season.

Morgan Mammila leading the Chippa United bench

From the struggles of earning a mere five points from the opening seven points under Klate, they have now gone up to add an incredible 12 points from four points to become the league’s form team.

Never in the 10 years that they have spent playing top-flight football have Chippa matched the feat of four consecutive wins in the same season, be it only in the league or in all competitions.  

They won four in a row in 2016 but that success was spread over two seasons winning the last three league games of the successful 2015/16 season before adding an MTN8 triumph at the start of the next season.

Their victims were Orlando Pirates, Chiefs, Free State Stars, and Platinum Stars.

Dan Malesela was in charge having also overseen a rare run of three wins in a row in February 2016.

The other best for Chippa was when they also won three in a row in late October 2017 with a league win over Cape Town City and then a Telkom KnockOut victory over Mamelodi Sundowns before they added BidVest Wits to their list in the league. 

Tebogo Moloi was in charge at the time but just like many before and after him couldn’t complete a year at the club.

Chippa will play Cape Town City and Richards Bay before the two-month-long break forced by the World Cup.

The sixth-place position that they occupy now remains their highest-ever league finish in the DStv Premiership.

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