Chippa United head coach Gavin Hunt says the fifteen players he has signed for the upcoming DSTV Premiership are responding well to his attacking tactics. Hunt has signed four players from the Eastern Cape including three internationals from Namibia and Mali.

The new squad has a mixture of experience and young players. The Chilli Boyz have been in top-flight football for the past ten years. Hunt is adamant his team will avoid the relegation zone this season.

“We need to change to get a different outcome, it cannot be done overnight, we are trying our best at the moment three to four weeks I had been here. I will try and implement a lot of changes to try to be successful I know in the long term if we put certain rules and regulations and structures in place, football is a very funny game” says Hunt.



Free-kick specialist and new player Mogakolodi Ngele says he is looking forward to showcasing his skills this season.

“I think it’s going to be a tough season, we have a new coach, new players, we must understand each other as soon as we can so that we can win games” Mogakolodi Ngele said.

Chippa United Chief Operating Officer (COO), Lukhanyo Mzinzi, says the coaching staff will be afforded an opportunity this season to avoid hiring and firing of coaches.

“Mistakes were made and brought us to the relegation fight. All people of the Eastern Cape were supporting us. I was not sleeping and anyone associated with the club, we had to make a statement and say to people of Eastern Cape, we see what you’veve been crying about ” says Mzinzi.

The Chilli Boyz’s opening match of the DSTV Premiership will be against newly-promoted Sekhukhune United, in an away match this weekend. They will also play against giants Mamelodi Sundowns at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium next Wednesday.