Thamsanqa Sangweni and Rhulani Manzini pen new Chippa United deals
Posted: 20 December 2016 Time: 15:45
Chippa United have tied down star duo Thamsanqa Sangweni and Rhulani Manzini, the club announced on Tuesday.
Sangweni and Manzini both penned three-year deals with the Nelson Mandela Bay-based outfit, as they look to fend off potential suitors in the January transfer window.
We can confirm that Thamsanqa Sangweni and Rhulani Manzini have extended their stay with Chippa United for further three years. pic.twitter.com/FeOukPI36I— Chippa United FC (@ChippaUnitedFC) December 20, 2016
Sangweni was linked with both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates during the pre-season, however, the 27-year-old anchorman snubbed the Soweto giants and has since been appointed captain of Dan Malesela's side.
Manzini, meanwhile, joined from Platinum Stars at the beginning of last season, and was set to see his contract come to an end in June.
The 28-year-old centre-forward has been on the sidelines with a foot injury since September, and managed a brace in his only league appearance of this season.
"We are delighted to have reached agreement with both Thamsanqa Sangweni and Rhulani Manzini," siad Chippa boss Chippa Mpengesi in a club statement.
"They are both important players for the Team and our ambitions going forward. The extension demonstrates our ambition as a football club to continue to grow and challenge for honors.
"I would like to thank both players' management for their professionalism during negotiations. We are excited to have both players staying with us long-term."