PSL transfer news Mbongeni Mzimela leaves Chippa United
Posted: 1 July 2015 Time: 21:40
Mbongeni Mzimela has left Chippa United after the club decided against meeting their first-choice goalkeeper’s request for an improved contract.
Mzimela has since travelled to Johannesburg where he has two Gauteng-based clubs chasing his services, while AmaZulu are also keen on bringing him back to Durban.
The 30-year-old confirms to KickOff.com that he has left Chippa, where he started 24 of the 32 games the club played last season, keeping eight clean sheets. He played under all five coaches that were in charge.
“I have left Chippa,” he says, with his manager Ali Tlhoaele explaining why Mzimela couldn’t stay on at Chippa.
“We couldn’t agree terms for a new deal with Chippa, which is why he is now here in Johannesburg where we have teams that we are already in talks with,” explains Tlhoaele.
“There is also the option of going back to AmaZulu, which we don’t have any issues with as long as we agree terms with them. ‘Kati’ has previously played for AmaZulu and he is what he is today because of them so they will always be close to his heart.
Mzimela made 58 appearances for Usuthu during a previous spell at the club.
Chippa have already parted ways with general manager Peter Koutroulis, technical director Mich D’Avray and assistant coach Fadlu Davids, while Roger Sikhakhane is back in charge the team.
The Port-Elizabeth-based club has also divulged details of the ‘disrespect’ that led to Ernst Middendorp’s suspension in March and sacking last month.