Chippa, Sangweni to reunite

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According to reports in Eswatini, midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni could made a return to the DStv Premiership.

The Swazi Observer reported that the 32-year-old is expected to complete his return to his former side Chippa United, two years after leaving the ‘Chilli’ Boys.

The player has reportedly left Eswatini where he was playing for Mbabane Highlanders.

Sangweni’s agent Ally Tlhwaele told the publication that the negotiations are still ongoing.

“He is worth E2.5 million but that does not mean it is the value negotiated or agreed upon the two teams, Highlanders and Chippa United. What I know is that the deal is not yet in black and white,” he said.

Highlanders boss Chief Ally Kgomongwe also confirmed to the same publication talks with Chippa are underway.

“We are currently in discussion with Chippa United and the deal is almost done after they showed interest to sign the player and we will not stand on his way. Our main aim is to give our players the opportunity to explore their talents abroad and we will continue thriving towards seeing our players reaching greater heights in their respective careers,” he said.

When reached for a comment regarding the reported move, this is what Chippa United media officer Sisa Majola had to say:

“There is no news concerning any further additions to the team, at least not as of yet. At this point, internally, nothing on Sangweni has dropped on our desk,” Majola told FARPost.

Sangweni joined Mbabane Highlanders at the beginning of the current campaign on a season-long contract with an option to renew.

The former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns player only played in two matches before the season was put to halt by government as confirmed covid-19 cases surged after the festive period.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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