Morgan Mammila opens up on Chippa United departure


Mammila rejoined the Port Elizabeth-based side in July this year for a second stint, having previously been with the club during the course of the 2018/19 season.

He took up the role of general manager ahead of the club reporting to the PSL bio-bubble in Gauteng, where strict Covid-19 protocols were to be adhered to by each team for the resumption of the 2019/20 season.

However, with the campaign having ended, the former Baroka CEO was released on Wednesday and he has since explained his brief stay with The Chilli Boys.

"Yes, I'm no longer with the team. No, nothing [bad] happened, I was just asked to help the team. I did my best and the team is safe [from relegation]," Mammila tells

"Chippa [Mpengesi] is my friend and he'll always be my friend, that's all. Eish, it's just one of those things man. It's just one of those things that happens in football you see, it is what it is.

"I won't say I resigned, I won't say I'm fired, it's just [that] me and my friend we are just talking, me and Chippa, we're just talking."

Asked what the future holds for him, he responds: "Now I'm free to work, I know my expertise. And one thing is for sure, I'm hungry for a team that's looking for success. 

"A team that they know what they want; a team with professionalism is key; a team that wants success, ja, that's all I'm looking for."