William Twala back in white and blue
Attacking midfielder thrilled to rejoin Chilli Boys squad
Comeback kid William Twala is thrilled to again wear the white and blue colours of Chippa United, where he has spent most of his football years.
The 28-year-old attacking midfielder, who is known for his slick moves and extreme pace on the field, joined the Port Elizabeth professional team in mid-January.
He has signed a six-month contract with the Chilli Boys.
Before the move, Twala was a free agent after parting ways with Free State Stars late in 2018.
“At the beginning of the season, I was injured, so I had to be at home and heal naturally,” Twala said.
“I trained with a physiotherapist who was helping me to recover, so it wasn’t a battle to get back into shape.”
The player said while on the road to recovery he had been in talks with Chippa for a possible return.
Twala had been part of the Orlando Pirates development structure and first joined the Chilli Boys in 2012 on loan while the team was still playing in the National First Division.
He formed part of the Chippa squad which helped the team gain their first Absa Premiership promotion in 2012.
In 2014, the Diepkloof-born player had a short stint at Durban-based Golden Arrows after he was loaned out by Pirates, but soon made his way back to Chippa on a permanent stay.
“My heart is here. I am happy to be here. I know I have done well here before, so I am promising to do even more than what I had done before for the team.
“I had my best times here and I was really excited to come back. I am sure that good things are going to come again,” Twala said.
The former Kaizer Chiefs player joins Chippa at a crucial time with the team struggling to stay afloat on the log, being in second position from the bottom.
Twala, who is well travelled, said he believed his contribution would assist the team to head in the right direction.