Chippa decide against signing Nigerian

Posted: 18 February 2019 Time: 11:19 am

KickOff.com can confirm that Chippa United have decided against signing Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta.

The former Helsingborgs striker has been training with the Chilli Boys for the past few weeks with the hope of impressing coach Clinton Larsen.

Chippa currently have two recognisable strikers in their squad in Lerato and Rhulani Manzini, with the latter still nursing an injury.

According to a club official, Chippa have not ruled out the possibility of inviting Akpoveta back for another chance to train with the team when they reopen for pre-season training.

"He is not a bad player, it's just that he also arrived at a time when the team is concentrating on surviving relegation and the attention is on the league," said the official.

"He might be invited again in June," he added.

Chippa beat National First Division side Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday.

Article by: Ernest Fakude

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