Chippa Mpengesi fires coach Joel Masutha

09 January 2019 - 14:43 By Vuyokazi Nkanjeni
Chippa United coach Joel Masutha during the Absa Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and Chippa United at Athlone Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Chippa United coach Joel Masutha during the Absa Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and Chippa United at Athlone Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Notoriously trigger-happy Chippa United boss Chippa Mpengesi is believed to have fired coach Joel Masutha and replaced him with former Bafana Bafana player Clinton Larsen.

While Chippa chief operating officer Lukhanyo Mzinzi said he could "neither confirm nor deny" Masutha's sacking‚ at least two reliable sources close to the Port Elizabeth confirmed to TimesLIVE that the beleaguered coach was on his way out.

Larsen‚ who parted ways with Golden Arrows in late December‚ will become Chippa's fifth coach of the premiership season‚ which has only passed it's halfway stage.

Vladislav Heric was appointed ahead of the start of the campaign but was fired without taking charge of a game.

He was replaced by Dan Malesela‚ who himself later gave way to Eric Tinkler.

Masutha took over from Tinkler in early December and was only in charge as an interim coach for five games‚ none of which he managed to win.

His last defeat was a 4-2 Absa Premiership defeat at the hands of Orlando Pirates on Tuesday.

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