Mapeza leads Chippa on anniversary day

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Zimbabwean coach Norman Mapeza will lead his South African club Chippa United on their 10th anniversary on Saturday against Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The Zimbabwean is credited for transforming the fortunes of the South African club since taking charge of the team late last year.

Recently Kaizer Chiefs popped Champaign on their 50th anniversary, and Mapeza will also be under pressure to start the celebrations with a victory on the field of play.

Chippa United boss Siviwe Mpengesi has started the process of copying the celebrations done by Kaizer Chiefs.

“Yes, of course, we bought the cake [to celebrate] but it is smaller than that of Kaizer Chiefs,” said Mpengesi according to Kick-off.

“I mean we celebrate the decade, the 10 years of our existence. When we started we didn’t know that one day we will be where we are.

“The journey has not been easy. Lessons learnt. We have seen things. We hope in the next decade we will turn the corner.”