Absa Premiership

Tignyemb says Chippa United owe him 'a lot of money'

Patrick Tignyemb (Gallo Images)
Patrick Tignyemb (Gallo Images)

Veteran goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb has revealed that Chippa United still owe him a settlement after terminating his contract prematurely.

The Chilli Boys terminated the Cameroonian's contract two years before its expiration date, which means the club will need to pay the player for the early exit.

However, he is yet to receive payment from the Port Elizabeth club and has now involved his lawyers and the SA Football Players Union (Safpu) to get the matter resolved.

"I am not part of Chippa anymore. They have not even given me my clearance. They owe me a lot of money. My lawyers and Safpu are handling that issue. If they don't pay, we will take them to Fifa," Tignyemb told SowetanLIVE.

"They (Chippa) breached a lot of clauses in my contract. But because the matter is already with my lawyers, I can't give more details."

Safpu deputy secretary-general Calvin Motloung voiced his support for Tignyemb and explained that the case will be taken to FIFA if Chippa fails to pay the money they owe.

"Chippa terminated his contract and they agreed on a settlement fee. Now, Chippa (referring to the club's chair Siviwe Mpengesi) is not honouring that agreement," Motloung said.

"If they don't pay by month-end, March 31, we will report them to FIFA. It's the second time Mpengesi fools around in this matter. In January he terminated Tignyemb's contract and when he heard the matter was with us, he recalled him to be part of the team."

- TEAMtalk media

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