GSV Grading The Deal; Chippa United

The Chilli Boyz | Chippa United
The Chilli Boyz | Chippa United
The Ultimate Prize | The ABSA Premiership Trophy
The Ultimate Prize | The ABSA Premiership Trophy

The 2015/16 Premier Soccer League season is now officially underway, while football fanatics from far and wide all experience the mixed bag of emotions that come with being an avid football follower in such entertaining times, we at GSV have served you up a little morsel for thought as we begin to approach the end of the transfer window. Dished out for your reading pleasure, we present to you GSV Grading The Deal, were all the ABSA Premiership clubs will have their acquisitions dissected with the view of shedding more light on the shady world of transfer dealings. Enjoy!

ABSA Premiership

Chippa United Football Club

Signings

Daniel Akpeyi

Transferred From: Warri Wolves (Nigeria)

DoB: August 3rd, 1986 (29)

Nationality: Nigerian

Position/s: Goalkeeper

Zitha Macheke

Transferred From: Kaizer Chiefs (Loan)

DoB: January 4th, 1994 (21)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Stopper Defender, Cover Defender, Ball-Playing Defender (Central)

Simphiwe Ndzimbovu

Transferred From: Maritzburg City

DoB: November 17th, 1991 (23)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Fullback, Wingback (Left)

Diamond Thopola

Transferred From: Thanda Royal Zulu

DoB: March 23rd, 1990 (25)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Fullback, Wingback (Right)

Hlabane Kutumela

Transferred From: Baroka FC

DoB: April 13th, 1990 (25)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Anchorman, Ball-Winning Midfielder, Box-To-Box Midfielder

Sandile Zuke

Transferred From: BidVest Wits

DoB: June 10th, 1987 (28)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Anchorman, Ball-Winning Midfielder, Box-To-Box Midfielder, Deep-Lying Playmaker

Chis Matombo

Transferred From: Kaizer Chiefs (Loan)

DoB: September 26th, 1993 (21)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Deep-Lying Playmaker, Box-To-Box Midfielder, Attacking Midfielder

Mark Mayambela

Transferred From: Royal Eagles

DoB: September 9th, 1987 (27)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Trequartista (Left, Centre)

Nkosinathi Mthiyane

Transferred From: AmaZulu FC

DoB: June 25th, 1988 (27)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder (Left)

Kuduku Maleasenya

Transferred From: Baroka FC

DoB: February 28th, 1992 (23)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder (Left)

Philani Shange

Transferred From: AmaZulu FC

DoB: April 24th, 1985 (30)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Trequartista (Left, Right, Centre)

Rhulani Manzini

Transferred From: Platinum Stars

DoB: March 6th, 1988 (27)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Advanced Forward, Complete Forward, Target Man

Lerato Manzini

Transferred From: Bloemfontein Celtic

DoB: August 14th, 1990 (24)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Advanced Forward, Complete Forward, Poacher

The Grand Stand View

Since their inception as a football club, Chippa United have had a very open squad rotation policy that seems to work for them in many regards; personnel may come and go at the club, yet the team manages to keep its identity of attacking football alive, while making some decent profits from moving on players they got in on the cheap. This transfer policy seems to have been revisited to a large extent yet again during the off-season as gaffer Roger Sikhakane has cast a wide net into the talent ocean of Africa and fished out what could turn into a great catch overall for the club and its adoring supporters in the Eastern Cape.

Chippa United can never be accused of lacking in quality, they have one of the most ardent scouting networks and the club seems to be able to scour the lesser prodded crevices of African football to find good talent with great potential at very feasible prices; such a good track record of unearthing lesser known quantities should be rewarded with more on-field success, and Chippa United will be praying for a breakout season from the entire organization. Chippa United are a living testament to the fact that one thing remains true in Mzansi diski; you can never do much wrong in the eyes of the supporters when you play a great brand of attacking football with flair, goals and creative freedom allowed to those skilful Sons of Mama Africa.

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