Chippa place Hunt on suspension

Chippa United have confirmed the club have placed coach Gavin Hunt on precautionary suspension after the poor start to the DStv Premiership campaign.

Former midfielder Kurt Lentjies will act as caretaker coach for the side ahead of their DStv Premiership clash at Baroka FC on Saturday.

“Following the club having its worst start to the league of 10 matches and only one victory, the club has placed head coach Gavin Hunt on a precautionary suspension, whilst it investigates the matter according to internal processes,” Chippa said in a statement.

They added that Lentjies was the right man to take temporary charge.

“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 will be in good stead during this period.”

The move will be a blow for Hunt, who was axed before the end of his first season with Kaizer Chiefs in the 2020-21 campaign.

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