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Chippa United decide to drop Joseph Molangoane appeal

Posted: 9 December 2016 Time: 16:51

Chippa United have announced their decision to drop proceedings against midfielder Joseph Molangoane.

Chippa were in a protracted battle with Molangoane after his move to Kaizer Chiefs during the pre-season fell through, with the 28-year-old then taking the club to the PSL DRC claiming to be out of contract.

The former Orlando Pirates attacker has since won the battle, and recently completed his move to Naturena, but the Chilli Boys went to SAFA to appeal the ruling by the league.

Chippa boss Chippa Mpengesi has since spoken out in detail over what transpired, and subsequently announced his decision to withdraw their case with the national association.

"Molangoane signed a two-year contract with Chippa United towards the end of last season," Mpengesi said in a club statement released on Friday afternoon.

"We were surprised that the player took us to DRC claiming not to have a contract with us. However twice he failed to convince the PSL that the signature on the document was not his.

"The matter went on, and on the third sitting we could not sit on a technicality, where the player won the case.

"We have now taken a decision as Chippa United not to pursue the matter after hinting on our intention to appeal but allow the player to continue with his career at his chosen Club.

"We have over the years enjoyed a professional relationship with Kaizer Chiefs and, based on this, we do not feel the three parties [Chippa United, Kaizer Chiefs and Joseph Molangoane], including the League ,will benefit if we proceed with the matter.

Mpengesi added: "I would then like to take this opportunity to wish Mr Molangoane all the best at Kaizer Chiefs. We thank him for the contribution he has made at Chippa United Football Club."

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