Seema relishes new challenge at Chippa

Lesotho and COSAFA legend-Lehlohonolo Seema says he is looking forward to his new challenge as the Chippa United coach following his appointment on Monday.

Seema has replaced Rulani Mokwena as the new Chilli Boys coach to become the club’s fourth coach during the 2019/20 season that was halted by the Corona Virus pandemic since March.

Seema’s departure from Celtic came as a big of surprise to the football fraternity in Lesotho and South Africa, due to his long history with the club, which dates back to his playing days.

“It goes without saying that it was not an easy decision to leave Celtic, but I left on good terms and my move to Chippa was given blessings by the chairman-Max Tshabalala and the rest of his management,” Seema stated.

“The time had come for me to take a new challenge and get out of my comfort zone. This is part of our journey as coaches and I’m confident that things will work out well for me at Chippa.”

Seema leaves Phunya Sele Sele in 9th position in the Absa Premiership and has also managed to guide the club to the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup.

“I do not want to talk that much about me as an individual, but it shows the potential about the work we did at Celtic. I think it’s for the first time that the team has managed to reach the semi-finals of the Nedbank and that for me is a milestone on its own,” the former Lesotho captain said.

“My focus has now shifted on doing well and improving Chippa’s position in the Absa Premiership. If you look at the table, you will realize that all the teams from ninth position are not safe from relegation.

“There is a lot of work to be done and I’m looking forward to the new chapter of my career here in Port Elizabeth,” he said.

By Mikia Kalati