Teboho Moloi has paid tribute to his boss at Chippa United, following the progress he has made at the Port Elizabeth club.
Moloi – the recipient of the PSL’s Coach of the Month award for November, thanked his boss Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi for entrusting him with leading his team.
Moloi was presented with the award at PSL offices on Monday afternoon.
“I first want to thank the Chairman for affording me the opportunity to coach the club. I could not have achieved this without the support from the technical team, office staff and the players. I am grateful for 100% support I have received from everyone since my arrival here,” said Moloi as quoted on Chippa’s website.
“I have enjoyed every moment working with the chairman. He understands football and wants to see a coach being the best he can be at his job. His life is about football 24/7 and he wants to talk about football all the time, and as a coach, you have to make time. He loves, lives and breathes football.
“My father used to tell me a lot about Orlando Pirates chairmen of yesteryears; Mr Mpengesi resembles a typical chairman of Orlando Pirates years gone by. I relate to his feelings when we lose a match, draw or win. He made his feelings known after the draw away to Free State Stars because he understands the type of players we have on the team and their capabilities.
“I am grateful to him for bringing me here and I hope this is a start for the club,” the former Bucs assistant coach continued.
Moloi dedicated the award to Chippa supporters.
“I dedicate this award to the spiritual owners of the club, our supporters. They have supported the team through thick and thin.
“They are 100% behind our players, even when we play away. We really appreciate the love they show us and this trophy is an early Christmas present for them, and I hope they will cherish it for a while,” concluded Moloi.