The U23 rule is affecting a number of the older experienced players in the NFD, including Brent Carelse of Chippa United.
The veteran midfielder is struggling for game time in Mark Harrison's team this season. Although the Cape side has been doing fairly well, Harrison has experienced difficulty in selecting the team due to the rules that prevent him from using his tried and tested players.
“Brent is struggling for game time this season. I think the U23 rule is affecting him and the other senior players in the team. He is an experienced guy and the team needs him,” a source close to Chippa revealed.
The Chilli Boys drew 2-2 with Jomo Cosmos in their last league game, last Friday evening. The team’s aim is to return to the PSL at the end of the season.
Chippa have signed a number of players this season, including five players from Mamelodi Sundowns. Siyabulela Shai, Walter Maponyane, Doctor Mampuru, Thabo Makgothi and Seun Ledwaba are all expected to contribute to the team’s progress this season.
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