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Mokwena: It was a pleasure working at Chippa

Rhulani Mokwena has bid farewell to Chippa United in a heartfelt message to fans and club owner Siviwe Mpengesi after finishing his loan spell at the club.

Mokwena was on loan at the Chilli Boys from Orlando Pirates and was expected to stay on, at least until the end of the current campaign.

With the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League season still on an enforced break, as a result of the coronavirus, and Mokwena's short-term deal at an end, Chippa made the decision to allow the coach to return to Bucs.

In his post to the club, as reported on KickOff, Mokwena wrote: "After six months at the helm, it's with overwhelming emotion that I officially announce that I have successfully served my loan contract as coach of Chippa United and close a short, yet extremely beneficial, period of my coaching career.

"As we complete our contact, we depart with respect, dignity and appreciation, knowing that we leave the club better than we found it.

"I want to thank the chairman, his family and the management for the opportunity and support; the technical team for their support, patience, hard work and sacrifice.

"We spent lockdown together in Port Elizabeth, you risked your safety and sacrificed time away from your families just so you could put in the work, which went beyond the ordinary 24 hours. You guys are incredible and it was a pleasure working with you.

"Thank you to the people of Port Elizabeth and the Chilli Boys supporters for the warm reception and your hospitality. You’ve got a great club that’s got a lot more potential than you can imagine.

"Last but not least, My biggest thank you goes to the Chippa United players. Contrary to what the log says, there is incredible talent and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for each and every single one of you. Thank you for your hard work, humility and trust.

"Wishing the club and all its people all the best in its future endeavors."