Executive Chairman, Siviwe Mpengesi has announced the signing of Ajax Cape Town attacking midfielder, Bantu Mzwakali on a three and a-half-year deal.

The deal will see Samuel Julies going in the opposite direction with immediate effect.

Mzwakali who has been handed  jersey no. 19 will be unveiled at the NelsonMandela Bay Stadium on Thursday.

“I am delighted to announce the arrival of Bantu Mzwakali. He is a player who has shown a lot of potential over the years, and will strengthen our arsenal.

Mzwakali (24) who flew down to Port Elizabeth on Monday expressed his excitement for signing with the Chilli Boys.

“It has always been my ambition growing up in Cape Town to don the blue and white of Chippa United, and I am over the moon to finally be herey,” said Mzwakali speaking at the Chippa United headquarters.

“I am ready to play straight away, but I know that I have to fight and show the Coach on the training ground that I am ready.

“I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and of course delivering for the Club’s great supporters,” concluded Mzwakali.

The Gugulethu-born Midfielder, has featured for the South African National under 20 side, AmaJita, and has played more than 100 games for Ajax Cape Town winning MTN8 in 2015.

Meanwhile Mpengesi has announced that Club vice captain, Sandile Zuke has  joined Golden Arrows.

“I would like to thank Sandile Zuke for the contribution he has made to the development of this Football Club since his arrival here.

“Julies in a short space of time with us made a notable contribution as well. I would like to thank both players and wish them all the best,” said Mpengesi.