13 PLAY­ERS SET TO LEAVE CHIPPA…

Soccer Laduma - - News -

A month af­ter Chippa United Chief Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer Lukhanyo Mz­inzi con­firmed to the Siya crew that the club would be­gin a re­struc­tur­ing process, a list of 13 play­ers set to leave the Port El­iz­a­beth out­fit has emerged.

Buyani Sali, Xolani Ma­holo, Zapha­niah Mbokoma, Zusakhe Sali, Nkosi­nathi Mthiyane, Ka­belo Seakanyeng, Thatayaone Kga­manyane, Lu­nathi Mdatyulwa, Jab­u­lani Shongwe, Miguel Timm and Thabo Nthethe are un­der­stood to all be ne­go­ti­at­ing their exit pack­ages.

Thato Mokeke re­turned to Cape Town City on a two-year con­tract last week fol­low­ing a tur­bu­lent six months at Chippa, while for­mer cap­tain and Or­lando Pi­rates de­fender James Ok­wu­osa is try­ing his luck at High­lands Park as it was re­ported by the Siya crew last week.

When the crew un­cov­ered the al­leged di­vi­sions said to be fi­nan­cially crip­pling the Chilli Boys, Mz­inzi, the COO, con­firmed plans for the club to wipe the slate clean in the com­ing weeks.

“For some time now, we have been talk­ing and dis­cussing re­struc­tur­ing at Chippa United – and ev­ery­body was in those meet­ings, in­clud­ing Peter Koutroulis (the CEO who had been placed on spe­cial leave at the time). We are adamant that things are go­ing to change as we move for­ward,” he ex­plained then.

Part of the clearout, Siya sources said, was be­cause these 13 play­ers were un­der­stood to be among the club’s high­est earn­ers.

Koutroulis was re­placed by Morgan Mam­mila this week when Baroka FC con­firmed that their CEO had quit to join their Premier Soc­cer League ri­vals.

Chippa have also had 17 coach­ing changes in six years and each coach has had to ne­go­ti­ate their own set­tle­ment.

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