Chippa United have brought back Kurt Lentjies to form part of Morgan Mammila‘s technical team for the remainder of the season.
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Lentjies was the club’s head coach last season but he was replaced by Daine Klate at the start of this term. He never left Chippa United although his role wasn’t specified.
Lentjies is now back with the first team as a second assistant, and he will work alongside Mammila and first assistant Siyabulela Gwambi.
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Speaking to Sowetan, Mammila confirmed Lentjies’ return, saying every member of his technical team will have a role to play in this Chippa United team.
Lentjies’ role, according to Mammila, will be working with attacking players as the Chippa United interim boss said they needed someone experienced in that regard.
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And for Mammila, Lentjies fits the profile as he played in different attacking positions during his playing days, and this is a similar role to that held by Benni McCarthy at Manchester United.
McCarthy only joined Man United at the start of the season but he has already been lauded for the job well done with the club’s attackers as the Red Devils have become a free-scoring team.
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“Kurt is back, he is part and parcel of the technical team. If you can look at our team we were very thin, so he is my second assistant,” said Mammila.
“Coach Siya is the first assistant and Kurt is the second. Each coach has their specific focus area and Kurt will work more on our final third.
“At one stage, we scored in seven consecutive games which means we are doing well, but I need someone who has seen enough and someone knowledgeable when it comes to the final third.”
“I know Kurt can do that. So, I brought him here to help us. This was his first training session with us,” concluded Mammila.
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