Chippa United have named Kurt Lentjies as the team’s caretaker coach and Siya Gwambi as his assistant, the club said in a statement on Monday.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder takes over from coach Gavin Hunt, who was suspended by the club.
In a statement, Chippa United said: “Following the club having endured its worst start to the league of 10 matches and only one victory, the club has placed Head Coach Gavin Hunt on precautionary suspension, whilst it investigates the matter according to its internal processes.
“In the absence of the Head Coach, Kurt Lentjies will take up a caretaker position and shall be assisted by Siyabulela Gwambi. Lentjies has been a stalwart for the club and following his retirement from playing ensured that he attained his coaching qualifications.
“His intricate knowledge of the team, players and culture of the club should ensure that the club will be in good stead during this period.
“We trust that these measures will be the beginning of a turnaround to the season and bring hope again to the stakeholders and fans of the Pride of the Eastern Cape.”