The ex-Chilli Boys winger announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday and will now lead the club's youngsters as he launches his coaching career.
“After his announcement of retiring as a professional footballer. Chippa United would like to announce Daine Klate as our new MDC Head Coach, We wish him the best in his coaching career,” a statement issued by the club read.
Klate spent 16 seasons in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) before deciding to stop playing and instead focus on youth development.
In addition, Klate was one of the most decorated players in the South African top-flight after he won every trophy on offer including six PSL titles.
After launching his professional career with SuperSport United’s youth development squad back in 2004, having joined from the Transnet School of Excellence, there is no doubt that the former Bafana Bafana international will hope to work with some of the best talents the Eastern Cape has to produce.
Looking at his overall playing career statistics, Klate played in 345 top-flight matches scored 57 goals, and had 77 assists.
🚨ANNOUNCEMENT🚨 #FromTheEasternCapeToTheEasternCape 🌶️🔥— Chippa United FC (@ChippaUnitedFC) July 3, 2019
After his announcement of retiring as a professional footballer @ChippaUnitedFC would like to announce @Klatey7 as our new MDC Head Coach, We wish him the best in his coaching career #PrideOfTheEasternCape #Makubenjalo pic.twitter.com/Qxge7S6Vwu