Register Login Live


Chippa Send Sithole Packing

While Chippa United general manager Wandisile Mbenguzana tried in vain to explain the exact reason for the club parting ways with head coach, Farouk Abrahams, Soccer-Laduma can reveal that former captain Gift Sithole has also been given the boot.

The Tembisa-born defender, who was presented with a second-hand car for his sterling performances last season, was stunned very early on Tuesday morning after receiving a call from club boss Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi to say ‘don’t come in today’.


Before grabbing the first flight out of Cape Town in search of a new club, the shocked Sithole confirmed his release, although he was reluctant to go into detail. However, a source has questioned why the player’s contract was terminated and revealed that up to six Chippa players could also be shown the door.


“Why get rid of your Player of the Year just like that?” he said. “Right now Chippa doesn’t need the pretty footballers they need soldiers like Gift (Sithole), who go out to fight. He’s loyal, will keep quiet, do his job and doesn’t ask for a lot of money.”


Mbenguzana told the media that ‘grievances from his players’, many of whom had asked to be loaned out, was one of the main causes that led to Abrahams’ sacking. 


However in the same breath, he baffled a local radio station by stating that an enquiry found nothing concrete to say the coach was guilty, which begs the question of what exactly is going on behind the scenes at the struggling PSL club!


Top 5

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mido, Chiefs & Downs – Why A League Medal Is Unlikely  

93 Jul 03, 2020 11:07 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

22 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Striker's Club Speaks Out

13 Jul 03, 2020 10:03 AM in PSL

Shaba Vs Yeye: Who Had The Hottest Cars Through The Years?

6 Jul 04, 2020 10:42 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Lorch Vs Billiat: Who Had The Hottest Million Rand Car Upgrade?

7 Jul 02, 2020 03:54 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Shock Messi Transfer Update

31 Jul 03, 2020 07:38 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Date For Return To Football?  

34 Jul 04, 2020 07:07 PM in Siyagobhoza

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Leopards Make Kapinga Decision Amid Downs Talk

26 Jul 02, 2020 02:19 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch