Chippa back from camp and raring to go

Chippa United are ready for the start of the Premiership league season’s second half after the team returned from a four-day training camp in Johannesburg.

The camp started on Tuesday and finished on Saturday, ahead of their crucial PSL match against the University of Pretoria at the Tuks Stadium on February 10.

The Chilli Boys also welcomed the arrival of Msekeli Mvalo from the National First Division outfit Royal Eagles, and Cape Town All Stars’ gifted linkman Xabiso Mgwaba.

Mvalo has signed an 18month deal with the Port Elizabeth-based side.

United executive officer Peter Koutroulis said the camp was very successful and they were happy with the outcomes.

“We played four friendly games and we won against Mpumalanga Black Aces, Platinum Stars and the second division side Highlands Park, but we drew against Jomo Cosmos. Every player was given a chance by the coach and we are happy with the players who have joined us now.

“They have shown some glimpses of brilliance and we’re looking forward to an exciting league campaign.

“We had a very good camp, very professional and disciplined, and that shows that we want to be fully ready and fit for the restart of the Premiership,” Koutroulis said.

He said the acquisition of the new players was a step in the right direction. The club was looking to compete and garner enough positive results in the second round to move up the league ladder.

-Mthetho Ndoni

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