Makaab Denies Chippa Switch For Pirates ‘Keeper
Mike Makaab Says That Brighton Mhlongo Hasn't Joined Chippa From Orlando Pirates
Chippa Mpengesi may have confirmed a number of new club signings over the weekend, but one of the players’ agents has insisted that Chippa United’s chairman has got it wrong.
Mpengesi said on Umhlobo Wenene on Sunday that James Okwuosa, Mark Mayambela and Brighton Mhlongo had all joined the club ahead of the 2017/18 season, with two of them making the switch from Orlando Pirates.
However, Mhlongo’s agent, Mike Makaab, quickly took to social media to deny Mpengesi’s claims and did so once again when the Siya crew contacted him for comment.
Makaab told the crew, "It's absolute nonsense. Brighton has not signed for Chippa United, so I'm not sure why Chippa Mpengesi is making those statements on radio."
It now remains to be seen what will happen with Mhlongo following Wayne Sandilands arrival at Pirates, with the Buccaneers likely to trim their goalkeeping department given the fact that they currently have Mhlongo, Sandilands, Jackson Mabokgwane, Siyabonga Mpontshane and Emmanuel Daniel on their books.