Former Chippa United coach Morgan Mammila has joined Swallows FC as their technical advisor following the departure of head coach Ernst Middendorp.

The former Kaizer Chiefs mentor, Middendorp has since ditched the Dube Birds to take a job at relegation-threatened German third division team, SV Meppen. Swallows had put Musa Nyatama as the caretaker coach until the end of the season.

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Mammila had emotionally announced his retirement from coaching after he was sacked by Chippa United towards the end of February after a poor run of results.

Mammila, a football administrator standout who turned to be a coach, has represented the bitter Chilli Boys during his short stint as he made his presence felt, winning four league matches in a row that saw him become the first coach at the club to do so.


Mamila’s football advisor job gives him input around technical aspects of the game—his role is likely to be to provide advice on all football and performance matters, as well as developing stronger links between Nyatama and his troops.

In a short statement, Maswai-Swai stated: “Swallows FC would like to welcome Morgan Mammila as a Technical Advisor to the Dube Birds.”

After the Germany-man departure, Swallows played only one game under the guidance of Nyatama – where they lost 1-0 to Golden Arrows before the international break.

Swallows sit 14th in the DStv Premiership table with 24 points. A point behind former Mamila’s Chippa United as they have accumulated 25 with seven games to go.

By Clifton Mabasa


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