Pirates duo no longer joining Chippa

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Pirates trio move to Chippa
  • Post published:July 26, 2018

Orlando Pirates duo Bernard Morrison and Thabo Matlaba’s move to Chippa United has been called off following ‘negative reports in the media about the moves’ according to the Chilli Boys.

The Chilli Boys sent shockwaves around the country when they announced the acquisitions of Matlaba, Morrison and Thamsanqa Sangweni respectively.

Somewhere along the lines, the supposedly imminent move hit a snag with Morrison taking to social media to reveal that he had no knowledge of his move to the Port Elizabeth based outfit.

Let me start by saying many thanks to the chairman and @orlandopirates as a whole for opening up their home to me. I will forever be grateful for that. To the team,whether we played together two seasons ago or last game, I want to thank all of you for everything you have taught me individually or collectively. To all of my teammates, coaches,assistant coaches thank you all for the support that has made my soccer career a lot valuable and important. It has been such a blast to be part of the team that not only works hard, but that also has a light hearted humor that makes me laugh a lot. To the most important people in my career, my fans. You guys have been so amazing, I lost count of how many times I was touched by your love and support. You guys believed in me even in times that I failed to believe in myself and I’ll forever be thankful for that Lastly Let me clear the air about my move to “chippa “. There hasn’t been any form of proper communication between my management and chippa United so I don’t acknowledge their statements and allow me to say that’s fake news. NOT SIGNED WITH CHIPPA UTD #Onceandalways☠ #BM3❤

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Chippa have since released a statement on social media confirming that both Matlaba and Morrison will not be joining the club as previously stated, while Sangweni has ended his one-year stay at Pirates as he made the permanent move to Port Elizabeth after only making three league appearances for the Soweto giants.

Chippa boss Chippa Mpengesi revealed his disappointment with Morrison’s reaction to the news of him joining Chippa, categorically stating that he wants the money which he paid for the Ghanaian back.