PSL

Chippa bid farewell to CT

2014-06-24 18:17
Chippa United. Photograph: Gallo Images.
Chippa United. Photograph: Gallo Images.

Cape Town - Newly-promoted Premiership outfit Chippa United are heading out of the Mother City, the club boss Siviwe Mpengesi said in Cape Town on Tuesday.

"In our four years, we have had three promotions and one relegation, so our record speaks for itself. We achieved all that here in this small town of Philippi," Mpengesi said.

"Having had the experience of being in the Premiership before (two seasons ago), with all the challenges and pressures, we thought this year we need to do things differently in all areas."

He cited the lack of support from local government and the lack of sponsors as reasons for the move.

"Sponors would rather go for cricket or rugby.

"I saw myself as someone who could really change the face of Cape Town, but circumstances forced us to look for something else."

Although Mpengesi did not actually reveal the club's new location, but alluded that Chippa United would be based in Port Elizabeth next season.

"The wish for us was that we wanted to be out of this town for next season, it was just a question of which city wanted us.

"We are still going to make a formal announcement but this is our last press conference in Cape Town.

"Out of respect to the municipality that is hosting us, we are leaving the announcement for them to make tomorrow but the team is leaving, it's a done deal. We will be out of Cape Town, at least for the next 20 years."

The club also announced the appointment of former Ajax Cape Town PRO Thabiso Shooz Mekuto as the team's chief operations officer.

Read more on:    chippa united  |  psl  |  cape town  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Fixtures
13 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Baroka FC, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Wits, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
14 September 2016
Kaizer Chiefs v Platinum Stars, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Goble Park Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Prince Magogo Stadium 19:30
20 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Wits, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.