Chippa United have approached the Premier Soccer League’s Dispute Resolution Chamber to challenge Ayabulela Konqobe’s move to AmaZulu.
As revealed by the Siya crew last month, on June 20, Konqobe signed a contract with Chippa during this transfer window.
However, the defender was later announced as a new signing for AmaZulu for their return to the PSL, after the Durban-based club purchased the top-flight status of Thanda Royal Zulu.
The former SA U20 captain’s deal with Chippa was also confirmed by his father, Velile Konqobe, two weeks before the player was unveiled at AmaZulu alongside former Thanda teammate Mhlengi Cele.
“AmaZulu have completed the signing of its former centre back, Ayabulela Konqobe (21) and striker Mhlengi Cele (30). Both players made the switch to Usuthu on a three-year deal respectively,” AmaZulu confirmed on their official website on July 12.
Chippa boss, Chippa Mpengesi, has come out guns blazing confirming to the Siya crew that his club has reported the centre back’s matter to the league.
“We signed a contract with Aya. His father went on to confirm the deal with you at Soccer Laduma. There is a lesson to be learnt here. You can’t sign a contract with a club and go on to sign another one with another club. The boy has now signed with AmaZulu.
“We have a three-year contract with the player. We are waiting for his arrival in Port Elizabeth unless he doesn’t want to play football. We are waiting for AmaZulu to send him to us.
“We have opened a case at the (PSL) DRC. He won’t play. He is our player and I’m waiting for him. I will not allow the boy to play for another club – over my dead body. It would be understandable if he was continuing with Thanda Royal Zulu if maybe there was an extension of contract or something like that, but he has gone to another club. I will make sure that I go to the last court. We have told AmaZulu that the player must come back,” said Mpengesi.