Chippa coach Manqoba Mngqithi

Chippa can’t use Philippi Stadium

Chippa United can’t use Philippi Stadium for the next three months

Posted: 2 August 2012 Time: 11:26 am

Chippa United have been dealt a major blow going into their debut top-flight season with news that they won’t be allowed to play their home games at Philippi Stadium.

The Chilli Boys won promotion from the First Division in 2011/12 on the back of an impressive record at their ‘fortress’ but, after inspection, the PSL decided the venue was not up to scratch.

“The stadium added so much advantage for us, but unfortunately there are certain standards we won’t able to reach,” team manager Wondisile Mbenguzana tells KickOff.com.

“However, in three months’ time we’ll be able to apply again once those issues have been sorted out, like the grass for instance.

“Obviously the season ended quite late for u so we have not had much time to work on the pitch. Also, there are safety issues which we need to address.”

Chippa will now have to play their home games at Athlone Stadium, while matches against the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be shifted to the Cape Town Stadium.

Article by: Christopher Maqashu

Previous comments on this story...

Charoit
posted: 11:37 am
Welcome to the big league
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 12:40 pm
6 free points for Chiefs here

Khosi till Sangweni learn to speak English
NICMOTEB
posted: 12:44 pm
Good move
Piratesmy religion
posted: 12:48 pm
we know that PSL rookies are guranteed four points from naturena like Vasco regardless of venue. Santos is gone so from 56 points of last year, we, Buccaneer have 59 points....Pirates by birth
BabakaLunoSnakho
posted: 01:14 pm
Yo the pic of this man again yerrrrrrrrrrrrr Kick offf is taking us for granted!
Ikama
posted: 01:44 pm
KC is National Defence Forceposted: 12:40 pm | Report 6 free points for Chiefs here

Khosi till Sangweni learn to speak English


Hheyi wena masend' akho, I'm not a Pirates fan but Siya owangakithi, ongazonya la leli bhova leli...
CONGO-BRAZAVILLE
posted: 02:22 pm
KC is National Defence Force posted: 12:40 pm 6 free points for Chiefs here
Khosi till Sangweni learn to speak English

let me tell you my brother, sangweni doesnt have to speak english,as long as he is making moola by kicking the ball.while you are still struggling with that english you know so much about.in fact, you are the one who should improve your english,you wrote 'khosi till Sangweni learn to speak English" instead of 'khosi till Sangweni learns to speak English"you see?



@tgmlive
posted: 03:46 pm
KC is National Defence Forceposted: 12:40 pm |
Khosi till Sangweni learn to speak English
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Se o bua marete fela.
Anonymous
posted: 04:16 pm
Ja neh!!!
Sthera
posted: 05:02 pm
6 free points for Chiefs here

"Khosi till Sangweni learn to speak English"

Uyaphpha wena san, Sangweni's making money, you still earning that R4500 a month. Who are you any way?
sputswana@yahoo.com
posted: 02:51 am
Khawuqashe ta wara bra add mo skhala noba zezi wawudlala nazo pha kwi blue birds ooScesh noMabheka noo Guzana uZuko, Oofish ha ha ha ha no bra ndiyadlala man bra bt UZandi is 1 of the gud ones ezisadlalayo kwelaqela lenu pha kwi xpress uku castle ngoku thats a axactly Mourgan Gould nawe uyamazi im sure ukhe umbone.
sputswana@yahoo.com
posted: 02:58 am
Iqiniso leli U wil feel the pain by taking this team away frm philippi stadium it was gona b excellent there sivalele abanobumba pha yyessssessss 3 mths is 2 much late yyyeerrr.
G-Star
posted: 01:59 am
I have said this before that this team is going back to SAB league,this is big boys game they are not there yet maybe in five years to come not now.
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