Morrison and Matlaba take a stand
Posted: 25 July 2018 Time: 08:28
Bernard Morrison has joined Thabo Matlaba in turning down a move to Chippa United from Orlando Pirates.
However, KickOff.com later revealed the versatile Matlaba has not put pen to paper.
According to a source, Morrison has also resisted the switch to Port Elizabeth amid overseas interest in the Ghanaian attacker.
"Morrison has not signed with Chippa United. The news that he has signed for Chippa is not true," says the source.
"Morrison went to collect his passport from Pirates offices' last week before the news of Chippa United, and I believe there is an overseas move on the cards."
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has seemingly departed the club after posting a farewell message on his Instagram account, in which he also slates The Chilli Boys' announcement that he will be joining them.
Let me start by saying many thanks to the chairman and @orlandopirates as a whole for opening up their home to me. I will forever be grateful for that. To the team,whether we played together two seasons ago or last game, I want to thank all of you for everything you have taught me individually or collectively. To all of my teammates, coaches,assistant coaches thank you all for the support that has made my soccer career a lot valuable and important. It has been such a blast to be part of the team that not only works hard, but that also has a light hearted humor that makes me laugh a lot. To the most important people in my career, my fans. You guys have been so amazing, I lost count of how many times I was touched by your love and support. You guys believed in me even in times that I failed to believe in myself and I’ll forever be thankful for that Lastly Let me clear the air about my move to “chippa “. There hasn’t been any form of proper communication between my management and chippa United so I don’t acknowledge their statements and allow me to say that’s fake news. NOT SIGNED WITH CHIPPA UTD #Onceandalways☠️ #BM3❤️
The Buccaneers recently parted ways with Senegalese enforcer Issa Sarr, who spent four years with the Soweto giants.