Chippa United has confirmed that Thabo Matlaba and Bernard Morrison will no longer be joining the club.
Last week, Chippa confirmed having signed the two players from Orlando Pirates. At the time, the Chilli Boys announced that the two players would join them on their way to the Eastern Cape from their pre-season camp in Johannesburg.
But in a twist of events, both players have not joined Chippa. While Matlaba is expected to stay with Bucs for what is set to be a busy season for the Soweto giants as they will also be returning to the CAF Champions League, Morrison has left South Africa in search of a new club overseas.
Chippa have taken to the club’s official Twitter account to provide an update on both Matlaba and Morrison.
“Orlando Pirates duo Bernard Morrison and Thabo Matlaba will no longer be joining Chippa United as previously indicated. The Clubs had reached an agreement that Morrison and Matlaba were to join Chippa United on loan, hence the announcement was (made) by the Club (Edited),” Chippa tweeted.
According to Chippa, the loan agreements for Matlaba and Morrison were terminated because of 'the negative reports in the media.'