Cape Town All Stars accuse Chippa United of tapping up Mlungisi Mbunjana
Posted: 25 July 2017 Time: 08:53
Cape Town All Stars have lashed out at Chippa United over what they claim are unscrupulous transfer practices.
The Chilli Boys yesterday named Mlungisi Mbunjana amongst their new signings but All Stars are adamant the player remains contracted to them.
Igugu Lekapa allege that Chippa encouraged the 26-year-old midfielder not to report to pre-season training with All Stars and instead invited him to their own camp.
All Stars' General Manager Faeez Dulvie issued a strongly worded statement detailing Chippa's wrongdoing.
“We are flabbergasted and highly disappointed with the conduct of Chippa United. They went publicly to announce their signing of our player Mlungisi Mbunjana while he is still under contract with our club," he said.
"They have not only done that but they have enticed the player to join them for pre-season training. We notified the player ahead of our pre-season training, which started three weeks ago, but he never arrived.
"Chippa United’s conduct has not only undermined our club but the league as well. We could not imagine a NSL club undermining the NSL together with its Rules and Regulations in the manner that Chippa United has done.
"It is very sad that in our league there are still clubs behaving in the manner in which Chippa United has done. We will report the matter to the NSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber and we believe that strong action will be taken by the league against both Chippa United and the player.”