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‘Figo’ On Chippa Being Pirates Development Team Talks

New Orlando Pirates Midfielder Discusses His Move

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 15, 2018 02:50 PM

A newly signed Orlando Pirates midfielder has weighed in on unfounded talks labelling Chippa United as the development team of Orlando Pirates. 

Read: Pirates Announce Nine New Players 

Following a series of deals and movements of players between Chippa and Pirates in recent seasons, many comments and opinions have been made in the football fraternity about the relationship between the two clubs.

With his move from Chippa to Pirates now finalised, following Bucs’ announcement of their new signings this week, Linda ‘Figo’ Mntambo took to his new club’s official website to voice his opinion on the relationship between the Soweto giants and his previous employers. 

“I had a good time with the orientation because I have always wanted to be a Buccaneer. I live across the road from the stadium so I have always supported the team. I never missed a game at Orlando while I was growing up and I always dreamt of seeing myself playing here. The last time I played here was terrible though; we lost 5-0 to Pirates while I was still at Jomo Cosmos. I remember being very sad as I walked home after the game but also felt a little bit of joy for playing on the pitch despite the result. Now that I’m officially a Buccaneer, I’m over the moon and can’t wait for the season to start,” the midfielder told Bucs’ official website on joining the club.

Read: Bucs Winger Completes Switch, Welcomed At New Club

The 29-year-old has paid tribute to his former boss Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi for the move to Bucs.

“It’s a great opportunity being here and re-uniting with my former teammates Phetso and Diamond. People always say that Chippa United is the Pirates Development Team, but what they don’t realise is that the team gives us the platform to play so that we are seen by big teams like Pirates. And when they come knocking, the Chairman Mr Mpengesi is always willing to let us go. He’s not selfish with the talent and he gives us the opportunity to go and fulfil our dreams. It’s every boy’s dream to play for one of the big teams, especially Orlando Pirates, and for me being a very near local makes me very excited to be here,” said Mntambo on Bucs’ website. 


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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Joined: 26 Feb 2015
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 15, 2018 08:01 PM
ONCE A PIRATES ! ALWAYS A PIRATES !!!
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Mketule 1 Jun 15, 2018 06:52 PM
@Glamour boys akaKhosination do your own development then. Oh by the way Zimbabwe is xoo dwellers development.
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@azzaniawest Jun 15, 2018 06:49 PM
BIGGEST MZANSI'S FOOTBALL MIRROR
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@azzaniawest Jun 15, 2018 06:48 PM
YES! BIG PLATFORM, MASSIVE STAGE
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upthebuczz Jun 15, 2018 05:11 PM
Mpinchi yase london!!!
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Glamour boys akaKhosination Jun 15, 2018 05:02 PM
That doesn't change the fact that Chippa is now an Orlando Pirates development.
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indidane Jun 15, 2018 04:54 PM
@chiefs is useless , Manyisa, Jali, Villa, D0lly & Billiat "ll Never agree with u s0n.
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indidane Jun 15, 2018 04:53 PM
James 0kw0sa & Marc Van Heerden said the same kwedini... Becareful
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Deftman05 Jun 15, 2018 04:46 PM
Welcome home bhakaniya, make use of the opportunity and work harder.
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jun 15, 2018 03:36 PM
Fig0!!
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MaTshepiso Jun 15, 2018 03:21 PM
Go and dazzle boy!
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@SCHUSTE Jun 15, 2018 03:06 PM
Prepare for war in that Middlefield boi because its fully packed otherwise you will end up look like Sangweni but I have no doubt in your playing abilities
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chiefs is useless Jun 15, 2018 03:04 PM
Everyone want to play for pirates unfortunately we can't sign everyone but we tried this time to create employment
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chiefs is useless Jun 15, 2018 02:55 PM
Well said boy some people are still Coachless namanje

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