Chippa reach Mashamaite decision


Chippa United have made a decision on former Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite.

The veteran defender arrived at the Port Elizabeth side last week after disappearing from Black Leopards training just when they were preparing to offer him a deal.

The Bochum-born 34-year-old spent the 2018/19 season playing for Baberwa FC in the ABC Motsepe League.

Coach Clinton Larsen says he has opted to let go of Mashamaite because he felt the Chilli Boys have enough cover defensively.

"No, Mashamaite is no longer with us," Larsen tells

"He just trained with us for a few days. I don't know where he's gone, he left us, we are actually in camp in Cape Town at the moment, and he left us on Thursday.

"After assessing the squad we thought we had enough cover. We've done a deal [under assessment] for a foreign centre-half, and we thought that we had enough cover in that department with Diamond Thopola there as well, Gerald Modisane just to name a few. We've got lots of cover there now."

Asked for the latest on Nigerian striker Augustine Chidi Kwem, who has been training with the side for some time now, Larsen said negotiations between the player and management were still ongoing.

"I'll find out from management, they were negotiating," Larsen adds. "But from what I heard it's almost a done deal."

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