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Malesela: Chippa still finding right formula

Chippa United coach Dan Malesela says the club are still to find their identity and way of playing after back-to-back defeats at the start of 2018/19.

Chippa lost their opening match of the campaign 2-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic, before suffering a 1-0 reverse to Orlando Pirates earlier in the week.

The Chilli Boys are next in action in the Premiership on 18 August when the side face Black Leopards at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.

Nonetheless, Malesela takes the view that his team are a work in progress and must learn from the adversity of losing their openings couple of games.

He told reporters: "I think when you are trying to fix things you need to go through these experiences because we have a fairly good team with a lot of new players.

"For us to actually be sure of what we are doing, maybe we have to go through these phases so that we cannot relax.

"If you start winning, you start saying, 'we are winning' and then you relax a bit and you don't fix the team. We have to find the right starting XI first, which is something that is a struggle.

"These games are challenging to us to come up with the right formula."


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