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Phakaaathi Reporter
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18 Jan 2017
1:07 pm

Chippa release former Chiefs and Pirates striker

Phakaaathi Reporter

Chippa United have confirmed that they have parted ways with former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker Bongani Ndulula.

Bongani Ndulula (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Ndulula joined the Chilli Boys in July last year but struggled to break into Dan Malesela’s starting lineup, and now the team has decided to release him.

Chippa confirmed Ndulula’s departure in a statement.

“Chippa United can confirm that striker Bongani ‘Drogba’ Ndulula has been released from the club,” read the statement.

“The 26-year-old joined Chilli Boys at the start of the season but struggled to find a place in Dan Malesela’s preferred starting X1, prompting the early departure from the football club.

“The club would like to thank Bongani Ndulula for his professionalism throughout his short stint in Port Elizabeth. The player carried himself as a professional and had a good relationship with the supporters.

“We would also like to thank him and his management team for the manner in which they handled the negotiations between the two parties. We wish the player all the best in his future endeavours.”

Meanwhile, as reported earlier, Chippa have also released goalkeeper Ayanda Masiko and former Kaizer Chiefs defender Simphiwe Mtsweni.