De Villiers on trial at Chippa

Goalkeeper Richard de Villiers is on trial with Chippa United

Posted: 28 November 2012 Time: 02:10 pm

Goalkeeper Richard de Villiers is on trial with Chippa United in the hope of netting a move to the Mother City.

The shot-stopper, who is owned by Witbank Spurs, has plied his trade across several teams in South Africa. He has confirmed that he is one a week-long trial with the Chilli Boys.

"I am training at Chippa. It is an opportunity to train with Farouk Abrahams, who I have always respected as a coach and am honoured to be around," he tells KickOff.com.

"I haven't signed yet but I am on trial where I hope to impress. It is a seven day trial until the end of the week and then we will see what the story is."

De Villiers' arrival at Philippi ties perfectly well with Kassaly Daouda's (Niger) January absence for Africa Cup of Nations duty, suggesting that the 6ft2 goalkeeper could come in as a replacement.

"It has nothing to do with it [Kassaly going to Afcon], but I hope to add some value to the squad and see if I can help maintain their PSL status.

"I know the dog fight [of the relegation battle]. I have been there with Jomo Cosmos. I know what works and what doesn't work.

"Hopefully with hard work I can help guide the squad, help them train and add more experience."

Article by: BackpageTxt

Previous comments on this story...

Da Optimal
posted: 02:22 pm
Kassay is still a National Goalkeeper in Niger? #Imihlola le#
Thobzin
posted: 04:09 pm
De Villiers' arrival at Philippi ties perfectly well with Kassaly Daouda's (Niger) January absence for Africa Cup of Nations duty, suggesting that the 6ft2 goalkeeper could come in as a replacement.

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Ayibo PSL will be on hold during Afcon, poor journalism
lubisi
posted: 04:09 pm
Oh i thought this article was about cricket...k, De villiers
Donald Duck
posted: 04:14 pm
Thobzin
posted: 04:09 pm
De Villiers' arrival at Philippi ties perfectly well with Kassaly Daouda's (Niger) January absence for Africa Cup of Nations duty, suggesting that the 6ft2 goalkeeper could come in as a replacement.

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Ayibo PSL will be on hold during Afcon, poor journalism
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these journalists smoke too much weed man. that stuff is not gud for u.
metro
posted: 08:29 pm
As if to say,they dont have other keepers.Mhlomnye,they are going to use him for training sessions or some sheep or snoek-fish tournament.
SistaMonica
posted: 10:06 am
De Villiers' arrival at Philippi ties perfectly well with Kassaly Daouda's (Niger) January absence for Africa Cup of Nations duty, suggesting that the 6ft2 goalkeeper could come in as a replacement.

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Ayibo PSL will be on hold during Afcon, poor journalism

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I was also wondering coz PSL will be on hold during Afcon and we'll be hosting it for that matter, poor journalism indeed.
On the other hand I think Chippa needs to strengthen his goalkeeping department, if he still any hopes of playing in the PSL. That Niger keeper is a clown just like Westerveld.
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