Chippa appoint Putco Mafani


Lukhanyo Mzinzi was previously performing the role at the Chilli Boys, but has now been redeployed to serve as the club's chief operating officer.

Mafani is no stranger to football as he worked in public relations for Kaizer Chiefs before leaving Naturena in 2005. He later briefly served Platinum Stars in a similar capacity.

“We have announced Putco Mafani as our new marketing and communication manager and he’ll also deal with our branding,” Mzinzi tells

“I will now move in the COO position replacing [Thabiso] 'Shooz' [Mekuto] from today,” he adds.

Mekuto left Chippa in September shortly after joining the PSL returnees from Ajax Cape Town.