Chippa Slated For ‘Undermining The League’
Chippa United Accused Of Signing ‘Contracted’ Player
Chippa United has been accused of signing a player allegedly still contracted to Cape Town All Stars.
Yesterday (Monday), Chippa confirmed having signed Mlungisi Mbunjana, when the club announced its latest signings for the new season.
However, Igugu Lekapa has since issued a statement on the club’s official website stating that Mbunjana is contracted to the Mother City club and has been expected to report for duty.
“Cape Town All Stars Football Club has expressed its displeasure in the manner in which Chippa United has conducted its business in relation to their recent announcement of their signing of Mlungisi Mbunjana who is still contracted to Cape Town All Stars.
“Mbunjana has been enticed by Chippa not to report for pre-season with Cape Town All Stars and instead Chippa United took him into their own camp,” All Stars stated.
The club’s general manager, Faeez Dulvie, says the matter will be reported to the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber.
“We are flabbergasted and highly disappointed with the conduct of Chippa United. They went public to announce their signing of our player Mlungisi Mbunjana while he is still under contract with our club.
“They have not only done that but they have enticed the player to join them for pre-season training. We notified the player ahead of our pre-season training, which started three weeks ago, but he never arrived.
“Chippa United’s conduct has not only undermined our club but the league as well. We could not imagine a NSL club undermining the NSL together with its Rules and Regulations in the manner that Chippa United has done.
“It is very sad that in our league there are still clubs behaving in the manner in which Chippa United has done. We will report the matter to the NSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber and we believe that strong action will be taken by the league against both Chippa United and the player,” said Dulvie as quoted on the club’s website.
Last month, Chippa was involved in a so-called deal to sign Puleng Tlolane from Polokwane City on a ‘free’. It turned out that the player was still contracted to the Limpopo outfit.