Cape Town - Veteran defender Thabo Nthethe has closed an illustrious chapter at Mamelodi Sundowns after signing for Chippa United.
The Bafana Bafana-capped defender has been with Sundowns for five
years after joining from Bloemfontein Celtic and has won three league
titles, the CAF Champions League, the Nedbank Cup and two Telkom
Knockout winners' medals.
But having appeared in 29 league games in the 2015/ 16 season,
Nthethe played 14 games in 2016/ 17, and only a single league match last
season as he fell behind Ricardo Nascimento, Bangaly Soumahoro and
Motjeka Madisha in the pecking order.
He'll now be looking to invigorate his career at Eastern Cape-based
side Chippa, whose spokesperson Lukhanyo Mzizi confirmed the signing on
"We have signed Thabo Nthethe from Sundowns. He's our player now.
He's very excited to be coming to Port Elizabeth," Mzizi told SABC.
The 33-year-old central defender has reportedly penned a one-year deal with an option to renew for another year.
Chippa have also reportedly signed Gift Motupa from Orlando Pirates
as well as Boikanyo Komane from Royal Eagles, and Cape Town All Stars
pair Nation Ndlovu and Lucky Setelele.