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Klate: I've learnt a lot as Chippa reserve team coach

Former SuperSport United winger Daine Klate says his first six months as a coach at Chippa United has given him valuable time for introspection.

The 35-year-old is still figuring out his future, but says his first stint as Chippa's reserve team coach has taught him valuable lessons about himself.

"I really had a good time with the boys, we actually managed to compete. It was overwhelming because we had over 80 players that we scouted all over the Eastern Cape but I had to trim them down to a squad of 25," Klate said, as quoted by Independent Media.

"It was also a time of self-introspection for myself. I had to learn about the direction that I wanted to take. So, I've learnt a lot during my time with the team because we had some really good players from the province."

Klate was scheduled to complete his Uefa A licence practicals at SuperSport United, but the coronavirus pandemic has put that experience on hold for now.

He added: "Obviously, it's a setback because I was looking forward to starting with my Uefa A licence lessons at the club.

"It's disappointing but this (pandemic) is something that has affected everyone, so we are hopeful that it will settle down soon and we can start."