It looks like Chippa United bosses have learnt a lesson from what happened to the team this past season as the club’s Chief Operations Officer Lukanyo Mzinzi reveals that they have already started planning for the 2019/2020 season by tying down most of the players, who helped them survive relegation at the end of the past term.

The Chilli Boyz’s chopping and changing of coaches resulted in them flirting with relegation most of the past term.

They started the season with Dan Malesela, who won the Nedbank Cup with National First Division (NFD) side TS Galaxy, whom they fired after only three matches.

Malesela was succeeded by Eric Tinkler, who got the boot and was replaced by Joel Masutha. A string of poor results saw Masutha losing his job and getting replaced by Clinton Larsen, who led the Chilli Boyz to safety at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Mzinzi shares the teams’ plans for next season.

Mzinzi added that some of the players they have signed for next season are still contracted to their clubs until the end of next month thus he does not want to divulge their names.

Meanwhile, Mzinzi has also revealed that the Chilli Boyz are going to start pre-season training on Monday, 24 July. The Chilli Boyz are going to be based at the Nelson Mandela University’s High Performance Centre in Port Elizabeth. – Report by Monwabisi Jimlongo