Dan Malesela, coach of Chippa United during the 2018 Maize Cup Gala Dinner at the Klerksdorp Recreation Centre, Klerksdorp on 13 July 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Wednesday Jul 18, 2018. 11:00
Chippa United coach Dan Malesela has explained why they signed former Bidvest Wits winger Daine Klate.
The Chilli Boys unleashed the former Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United winger last weekend at the 2018 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup in the North West province.
Apart from his playing abilities, Malesela said Klate was signed to bring leadership to the team and serve as an ambassador for the club.
Chippa recruited the six-time Absa Premiership winner this month after the Clever Boys decided against renewing his contract following a productive three-year spell in Braamfontein.
Klate has returned home to Port Elizabeth and Malesela feels the 33-year-old will add great value to the Chilli Boys.
"The acquisition of Daine was not only the playing part, we need leadership at the club," Malesela said as quoted by Kick-Off.
"We need ambassadors when we are travelling or whatever. Also, we want to have someone who is originally from the Eastern Cape. So there are a lot of advantages in signing Daine other than the playing part only.
"This is a marketable person and he is someone who can help the club in other aspects of the industry. So we want to use those [qualities] as well.
"I have decided not to cut certain aspects of the game that can help us. Otherwise, we will become one dimensional or predictable.
"So I want us to have diversity in terms of our attack and say we can go to the side and cross. But that cross is not just a cross, but a pass.
"I don't want those telling crosses, I want a pass to somebody for them to score."
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