Another Pirates/Chippa Deal? Midfielder Linked With Bucs
Orlando Pirates Linked With Chippa United Midfielder
Orlando Pirates are linked with a midfielder from Chippa United, as the two clubs are expected to be involved in yet another deal during the off-season.
News reaching the Siya crew is that Bucs have their sights set on Chippa’s Linda Mntambo, with a view to adding him to their roster for the new season.
Mntambo has been one of the influential players for Chippa since his arrival at the club from Jomo Cosmos in January.
According to a source close to Chippa, the 28-year-old attacking midfielder could be set for a move to Bucs during the July/August transfer window, and to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Diamond Thopola and Phetso Maphanga who moved from Chippa to Pirates in January this year.
“There is a possibility for him (Mntambo) to move to Pirates. But nothing is concrete at this stage. Let’s wait for the transfer window to get into full swing. You must also remember that the player has a contract with Chippa, as he joined them only recently on a long-term deal,” said the source.
Mntambo’s existing deal with Chippa runs until June 2021. As reported earlier this week, Chippa have already announced the signing of Gift Motupa from Pirates.
The forward, who spent the 2017/18 season with Baroka on loan from the Buccaneers, has been signed on a three-year deal by Chippa, as confirmed by the Port Elizabeth club.