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Chippa United announced the launch of the Jongisizwe Memorial Tournament on Sunday, 24 July at Zimbane village outside Mthatha.
The announcement was made by Chippa United Executive Chairman , Siviwe Mpengesi who was a guest of Zimbane Village AbaThembu Chief, Chief Nosizwe.
Among those in attendance were the Eastern Cape Phumulo Masualle and the entire Chippa United squad led by Head Coach, Daniel Malesela.
The Chilli Boys were welcomed with song and dance while the iMbongi paid a glowing tribute to Ngqamakhwe
Chippa United Executive Chairman , Siviwe Mpengesi announced the signing of former AmaZulu and Bafana Bafana defender, Marc Van Heerden (28) on a three year deal.
The signing of the left back is seen as an attempt to close the void left by Nkosinathi Mthiyane who has joined Orlando Pirates.
“His experience is going to help strengthen our defense. Van Heerden brings a lot of experience and quality to the side. We are delighted to welcome him to the Chippa United
The Chilli Boys braved the cold on Monday in the province of KwaZulu-Natal as they stepped up their preparations for the upcoming season.
The weather in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country has not been kind, with the snow falling in the nearby mountains, but that has not deterred Coach Dan Malesela from taking the players through their paces.
The players in return have shown a high level of professionalism as they prepare for what promises to be their most
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