“I hate to say I told you so.” or “Yena aya kwini.”…these could be probably the words from Joel Masutha’s friends and those who admire him, Writes NAKAMPE LEKWADU.
This after the soft-spoken coach was shown an early exit door by Chippa United following a 4-2 defeat last night to the Absa Premiership’s title chasers Orlando Pirates.
Mashutha joined the Chilly Boys as their head coach, replacing the then coach Eric Tinkler on December 2 last year and under his charge the club collected only two points out of the possible 15. This after he mentored the Eastern Cape side to 5 matches which saw United playing to a 1-1 and 2-2 draws against Cape Town City and Polokwane City. The twist of the event however was when the club lost three matches back to back, first 2-0 at home to log leaders, BidVest Wits, and then 1-0 at home to Bloemfontein Celtic before they could suffer a 4-2 defeat in the hands of Pirates last night.
Sensing his fate, Masutha who has since been replaced by former Golden Arrows coach, Clinton Larsen, made a public request in one of SABC’s Limpopo radio station that he needs prayers after United’s 1-0 loss to Celtic on Friday night.