Rumours of Chippa deal skyrocket

2016-04-27 06:00

JOHANNESBURG. – Moroka Swallows could find a quick way back into the top-flight position with rumours that an offer for Chippa United’s status has been made.

The Dube Birds were relegated from the Absa Premiership last season and have continued their free fall to lie bottom of the First Division standings with 17 points after 25 games.

According to a source, however, an unnamed businessman and Gauteng Education MEC Panyanza Lesufi have made an offer to Chippa with the intention of buying the club and relocating to Gauteng next season.

“There are talks going on and Mr Lesufi is leading the delegation,” a source says.

“They are speaking to Chippa United and things look promising.”

Speaking to, Lesufi confirmed that they had started speaking to people to buy a Premier Soccer League status.

“There is no secret about that; we are speaking to a few teams but I cannot mention their names at this stage,” Lesufi told the website.

“Things are being sorted out and I can say 97% has been covered with only 3% left, which are only administrative issues. We are hopeful of making an announcement soon.”

Chippa is reportedly in financial trouble, though club boss, Chippa Mpengesi, has repeatedly played this down. –


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