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“I promised myself that I would never talk about Chippe again,” says Dan Malesela

Dan Malesela closed the book of Chippa United, and in the interest of seeking closure, he no longer wants to even talk about his previous club.

TS Galaxy Coach said Wednesday when his National First Division (NFD) team prepared for the Nedbank Cup qualifying round match against Cape Town Ajax at its base at Kameelrivier Stadium, northeast of Pretoria on Sunday, that his mind is now firmly his new job.

Malesela was fired by the trigger-happy Chippa in three games this season in August after the start of the Premier League Absa with two defeats and a draw.

His successor, Eric Tinkler, started with two wins from four games, but has since lost five matches without a win, including three defeats, as the owner of the Civi "Chipp" Eastern Cape M club retains its 12th place in the Premier League Absa.

Malesela was asked on Wednesday at the press conference of the Nedbank Cup in the PSL offices in Parktown about Tinkler’s ongoing fight with Chippa.

"I will be honest with you, I promised myself that I would never again talk about Chippe," said the defensive star Orlando Pirates of the 1980s.

“I have a reason, because then I may not find a closure with what happened.

“It's amazing that he gets fired after three matches. But I need to find it. And I think I made good progress.

“I really want to focus on what I need to do in the future. And also being in TS Galaxy to achieve what we are trying to achieve.

“I ended up with Chippa. My mind clears up.

"Of course, there is a little [in my mind]And, obviously, you will not lie and say completely: "Yes, I finished, I finished."

"No no. Maybe there is a bit. But I am making good progress [forgetting]".

It was the second time for Malelela, fired three matches in the United season.

He was asked if his words meant that he had decided to never return to the Chilli Boys.

“No, no, no. I don’t know. If they hadn’t said that there were only two clubs in the world, the only one you could train was Chipp and the other didn’t want me – then I would have returned,” the coach grinned "Galaxy".

“No, but seriously, no. No, I took too many blows – I had enough. "

Galaxy, a club formed when former middleman Tim Sukazi bought the Cape Town All Stars franchise at the end of May, this season slowly began playing NFD and is in 12th place of two wins, seven draws and three defeats.

NFD Nedbank Cup qualifying round team (all at 3 pm) –


Cape Umoya United v TS Sporting (Athlone Stadium)

Richards Bay FC v Royal Eagles (Umhlatuz Sports Complex)

Witbank Spurs v Uthongathi FC (Puma Rugby Stadium)

University of Pretoria at Maccabi (Tux Stadium)


TS Galaxy v Ajax Cape Town (Kamelevriye Stadium)

Tskhahum Tkha Madziwandhila in Ubuntu Cape Town (Tohoyandu Stadium)

Jomo Cosmos v Real Kings (Vosloorus Stadium)

Stellenbosch FC v Mbombela United FC (Ida Valley Stadium)

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