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Defender’s Contract Explained Amid Reported Bucs Deal

Ayabulela Konqobe’s Father Confirms New Club For The Defender

By Masebe Qina - Jun 28, 2017 03:54 PM @MasebeQina

Ayabulela Konqobe is set to appear in the colours of Chippa United and not any other club, according to his father. 

Read: Pirates Confirm Deal For Thanda Defender 

The Siya crew broke the news on the Soccer Laduma website last week that Konqobe has signed a deal with Chippa United. Reports in local media have since suggested that the player has allegedly signed two other contracts, with Free State Stars and Orlando Pirates respectively.

However, the reports have been dismissed by the player’s father. Speaking to the Siya crew, the former South Africa U20 captain’s father, Velile Konqobe, confirmed that his son has signed a contract with only Chippa and not any other club.

According to Konqobe senior, the reports linking the centre back with other clubs surfaced after he terminated his son’s contract with local football agent Abbie Rasimphi.   

“If you are talking about Abbie, he is frustrated because I terminated his services. As a father – and I told him this in a letter – I’m going to look after my son’s soccer career, myself. I did that because he has been sitting and doing nothing. It’s only now that he wants to wake up.  

“I have done a contract with Chippa already. People are now saying that my son is registered with three clubs – Chippa, Orlando Pirates and Free State Stars.

“Yesterday evening (Sunday), I was talking to Themba Sithole (from Stars). Themba also said, ‘My friend, I was also shocked when I heard that we, as Free State Stars, have signed your son.’

“He knows that I told them I would come back to them if we didn’t get a better offer. As soon as we left Bethlehem, Chippa (Mpengesi) phoned me and gave me an offer. We said we were going to see him in Durbanville at his place. We agreed on everything,” said Konqobe. 

The father is adamant that his 21-year-old son, who starred for Thanda Royal Zulu in their promotion-winning 2016/17 season, has not signed a contract with Pirates.  

Read: Thlone Pulls A No Show At Wits Amid Bucs Interest

“I must be honest with you, I’m going to take this up. I want him (Rasimphi) as the agent to show me the contract that my son signed with Pirates. I want him as Abbie to show me the tickets that were booked for my son (to fly) from Cape Town to Jo’burg to go and sign with Pirates. I want him to show me the signature. If there is a fraudulent signature, my friend, I tell you I will be the middleman,” concluded Konqobe.    

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kat_weBucs Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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kat_weBucs Jun 30, 2017 12:22 AM
wow this man is full of himself, i wish to see this konqobe guy play maybe he's just one of our south african cows...
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Paulmosito Joined: 30 Jan 2017
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Paulmosito Jun 28, 2017 10:46 PM
Take ur cow to chippa b4 dey sign him pliz ntate he's not pirate's material
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elihlebuhle Jun 28, 2017 06:45 PM
Sangweni is going to wits now this, which players we are going to signs if other teams are cleaning.
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MrMncubeSir Jun 28, 2017 06:25 PM
CI ci ci plz exclude my mighty Bucs frm dis fool
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TBS Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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TBS Jun 28, 2017 05:36 PM
Nah, we don't want controversial players at OPFC. Go to Chippa.
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lopi Jun 28, 2017 05:31 PM
Yhoo Aya mf2 my homeboy!!!
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ixhamfunga Jun 28, 2017 04:58 PM
This abbie guy likes causing chaos when transfer window is open I don't know why
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Bucsrize Jun 28, 2017 04:50 PM
Pirates must stop buying players from promoted teams from NFD because they don't give them fair chance to prove themselves... They stuck to their underperforming bunch of players.
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szmkhwanazi9@gmail.com Jun 28, 2017 04:41 PM
Mdala this is football don't wanna find yourself eating nails release blood cos agents are destroyers of careers so if theres such thing Chippa must negotiate with Khoza in language they will understand not you.Let me remind you of fewer incident sphelele mthembu,lesley manyathela and this guy makhubela from maning rangers.Anyway you son is not Pirates material.
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dr ss zondi Jun 28, 2017 04:37 PM
Signing relegated players?7:1 is coming
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jun 28, 2017 04:18 PM
Masimbaa lawo
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Basdave Jun 28, 2017 04:04 PM
Chippa can go to hell

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