Third player claims Chippa owes money

Premiership

Lerato Manzini claims he has not been paid his settlement after he was released by Chippa United last year.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic striker was released by the Chilli Boys in December 2019 and claims the club still owes him a settlement as he still had two years left on his contract.

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"After leaving Chippa United I've been home because there's been a case ongoing between them and myself," Manzini tells KickOff.com.

"They didn't pay my settlement as I was still with two years' contract, but soon it will be done as my representatives are trying to finalise everything."

The 28-year-old striker says nothing major happened at Chippa, he was just told that he was not in the plans of former coach Norman Mapeza.

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"Nothing bad or unfamiliar happened, I was told by my agent that the coach said I was no longer in his plans going forward," he adds.

Chippa United COO Lukhanyo Mzizi says the club did everything right with the player and he was the one who asked to be released.

"We did everything right with Manzini as far as I know," Mzizi says.

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"We reached an agreement with him as he wanted his clearance. It was then sent to the PSL and it's now in their hands. We've done our part."

Manzini is not the only player claiming Chippa owes him money. Rhulani Manzini and Patrick Tignyemb also have outstanding issues with the club.

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