Chippa United have concluded the long drawn disciplinary actions against Kurt Lentjies and the club has finally parted ways with him.

Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi said Lentjies was found guilty by an independent company after he brought the club disrepute, where he sent expletives messages.

Mpengesi revealed this after the Chilli Boyz got a much needed 2-1 win against AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Lentjies was given a special leave in July. However, the club said they were looking for a new coach at the time, a clear indication that there was no coming back for the former club midfielder.

The 37-year-old was given a caretaker role in November last year following the sacking of Gavin Hunt. Lentjies then led the club to safety, helping Chippa finish above the relegation zone to number 14 on the table.

As Chippa were conducting interviews, they appointed Daine Klate on 11 July, but he didn’t last longer as he was relieved of his duties on Thursday after seven matches in charge.

With Klate gone, there was thought that Lentjies was going to come back since he was still part of the club’s payroll, but Mpengesi said he’s been fired.

“Kurt Lentjies, it is another different scenario unlike Klate.

“He chose to ridicule and swear at us, send all those unnecessary messages and the club conducted a disciplinary action against him,’’ said Mpengesi.

“It is the one matter that I can confirm that the club has parted ways with him. He lost the DRC that was conducted by an independent person because of his conduct.”

However, Mpengesi said the door is still open for Lentjies if “he humbles” himself since they are looking for a new coach.

The win over Usuthu saw Siyabulela Gwambi in charge as a head coach, assisted by Morgan Mammila.

“It is up to him if he humbles himself and persuades me. But other than that, he’s no longer our employee,” said Mpengesi.

Lentjies was in charge of 21 matches. He won four, lost seven and drew 10.

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