Phungwayo claims Chippa contract


Former TS Galaxy defender Mfundo Phungwayo is taking Absa Premiership club Chippa United to the PSL Dispute Resolution Chamber.

According to the ex-Polokwane City player, he signed a one-year deal with a two-year option with the Chilli Boys during pre-season, only to be told to leave afterwards.

"I had to leave because the coach got better players according to him in my position," Phungwayo tells

"So now the problem is I had already signed there. So we are busy trying to get a conclusion because they are undecided on whether to release me or not. It's now been three weeks.

"Really it's a pity because I just wonder what's happening, because I got my copy [of the contract] and saw their copy also on their computer before I left. They [agency] will take the matter the legal way now to court, DRC."

Asked how he would prefer to see the matter resolved, he adds: "Pay me out, I don't want to go back there anymore. I need to get a new team or force to go back to Galaxy, simple."

Chippa head coach Clinton Larsen says he doesn't have any knowledge of the player signing a contract with his team.

"Which team? No he did not. Contract where? Not that I'm aware of, he was here for two weeks and I released him so it's not something that I'm aware of," Clinton says.

The Secunda-born player parted ways with Nedbank Cup champions Galaxy at the end of last season. He played 29 matches in all competitions for Dan Malesela's side, scoring one goal and providing one assist.