Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
2 minute read
27 Aug 2021
9:05 am

Chippa confirm the return of Pirates defender Mthethwa

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Mthethwa spent last campaign at the Eastern Cape outfit, and the club says they are happy to have him back,

Sandile Mthethwa has joined Chippa United on loan from Orlando Pirates. (Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates have once again sent defender Sandile Mthethwa on loan, with Chippa United confirming they will be retaining for another season. 

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The Chilli Boys made announcement across their social media platforms on Thursday.

The 24-year old Mthethwa’s move comes after Pirates made two new acquisition on the same day, acquiring the services of Ghanaian striker Kwame Peprah and Nigerian defender Olisah Odah. 

Mthethwa spent last campaign at the Eastern Cape outfit, and the club says they are happy to have him back, with new coach Gavin Hunt also rating the player highly.   

“We’re delighted to announce that Sandile Mthethwa has rejoined the club from Orlando Pirates,” Chippa made the announcement on their social media platforms. 

“The club is looking to do better than previous seasons. Sandile Mthethwa comes highly rated by current Chilli Boys coach Gavin Hunt.”

“Sandile Mthethwa is a great addition to our current squad, a top defender, hugely popular & puts his heart and soul into every game. It is so good to have him back.

“It’s been great start to the new season, beating Sekhukhune and drawing against current DSTV premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns. WELCOME BACK SANDILE.”

Mthethwa, who was promoted to the Bucs senior team back in 2016 has not been able to crack it at the club, spending most of his time on loan. 

The former South African national Under-20 and Under-23 player’s first loan stint as a senior player was at Richards Bay United, in 2017, which was followed by another stint with the lower league side in 2018.

Mthethwa began his time with the Chilli Boys in 2019, followed by another one in 2020 and now he is currently on his third stay with the club. 

The defender spent the entire pre-season with the Buccaneers, even featuring for the club in their opening game of the season when they lost 2-1 to Swallows FC in the MTN8 Cup.