The Chilli Boys had already agreed a transfer fee with Orlando Pirates for the midfielder, but have now decided to end all negotiations.
“We had offered the boy a three-year contract, but he only wanted to sign for six months,” Mpengesi tells KickOff.com. “I personally spoke to him to convince him to join Chippa United, but he told me he want to sign for six months hoping to join Kaizer Chiefs next season.”
Mpengesi adds: “I am disappointed because it looks like the boy wanted to use us to market himself. I made him a good offer and also wanted to give him the opportunity to return home to Cape Town and play in front of his own fans.
“He has not played football for almost a year and was guaranteed game-time at Chippa. But we have now withdrawn our interest because we can’t bring someone here whose heart is somewhere else.”