Chippa compare their cake to Chiefs'


Chippa United boss Siviwe Mpengesi has bought a cake to celebrate the club's 10th anniversary at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

United's celebrations come soon after Kaizer Chiefs hosted a party at FNB Stadium to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The Chilli Boys are set to host Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match in Port Elizabeth this weekend as part of their celebrations of a decade in existence.

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"Yes of course we bought the cake [to celebrate] but it is smaller than that of Kaizer Chiefs," said Mpengesi ahead of the festivities.

"I mean we celebrate the decade, the 10 years of our existence. When we started we didn't know that one day we will be where we are.

"The journey has not been easy. Lessons learnt. We have seen things. We hope in the next decade we will turn the corner."

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Chippa United was initially formed in Cape Town before relocating to Port Elizabeth. Moving the team to his home province remains one of Mpengesi's proudest achievements in football.

"The best highlight for me was the ability to move the team from Cape Town to Eastern Cape, to my province of birth, the province that has been starving for PSL football for many years," he proclaimed.

"Now the province of Eastern Cape is very proud. They can now watch PSL football in front of them and are no longer forced to travel to Johannesburg to watch the big teams. Now they can walk to the stadium."

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