Chippa United have confirmed that they have put head coach Gavin Hunt on ‘precautionary suspension’ due to poor results.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa midfielder Kurt Lentjies will take up a caretaker position and will be assisted by Siyabulela Gwambi.

“Following the club having endured its worst start to the league after 10 (ten) matches and only 1 (one) victory, the club has placed head coach Gavin Hunt on precautionary suspension, whilst it investigates the matter according to its internal processes,” the press statement said.

“In the absence of the head coach, Kurt Lentjies will take up a caretaker position and shall be assisted by Siyabulela Gwambi. Lentjies has been a stalwart for the club and following his retirement from playing ensured that he attained his coaching qualifications. His intricate knowledge of the team, players and culture of the club should ensure that the club should be in good stead during this period.

“We trust that this process will be the beginning of a turnaround to the season and bring hope again to the stakeholders and fans of the Pride of the Eastern Cape.”

Lentjies’ first game in charge will be a DStv Premiership encounter away to Baroka FC on Saturday.

Written by: Diski Voice