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Chippa Further Strengthening, Closing In On Midfielder

Chippa United Linked With One More Player From Jomo Cosmos

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 21, 2018 07:57 PM

Chippa United are still keen on further strengthening their squad to add to a number new signings already made by the club.

The Port Elizabeth outfit is closing in on midfielder Tebogo ‘Messi’ Tlolane from Jomo Cosmos. The 23-year-old, whom according Cosmos attended trials with Barcelona FC in Spain last year, has been lined up as a potential signing for Chippa.

“This is indeed an overwhelming opportunity for me. I am so excited I cannot find the right words to describe my feelings. This is going to be my first trip outside South Africa, and I am going there with the mentality of a novice because I believe I still have a lot to learn in the game. It feels so awesome to be given such a rare opportunity to go learn from the best and rub shoulders with my idol Lionel Messi whom I consider to be the greatest footballer of our generation,” said the player in May last year before the said trip to Spain.  

The Eastern Cape side is believed to be on the verge of concluding the deal with the player, with the parties said to be dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s at this stage.

As reported by the Siya crew, the Chilli Boys have already concluded a deal for Cosmos defender Thapelo Tlabakwe, who is seen as a replacement for Paseka Mako, following the left-back’s move to Orlando Pirates.

The likes of Cosmos’ Tebogo Makobela, Thabo Nthethe from Mamelodi Sundowns, Boikanyo Komane (Royal Eagles), Ntshuxeko Ndlovu and Lucky Setelele (Cape Town All Stars), as well as the Botswana duo of Thatoyaone Kgamanyane and Kabelo Seakanyeng (Gaborone United), are some of the new players for Chippa. 


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Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Jun 22, 2018 07:56 AM
Too much inexperienced players. It will take time to build this team and chippa must be careful that they will lose games while in the process of moulding these players. Knowing Chippa, he will fire coaches while the players need time to gel.
setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Jun 21, 2018 10:57 PM
Better beef up your squad with quality than watch from the sideline like family business.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 21, 2018 08:54 PM
Battle of poor teams chippa turn cosmos to be his development
MaTshepiso Joined: 21 Jan 2011
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MaTshepiso Jun 21, 2018 08:20 PM
Chippa Mpengesi is really skinning Jomo Cosmos of its superstars. A new team will take time to gel and this means we wont dominate NFD!

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