ABSA Premiership side Chippa United have reportedly parted ways with Zebras goalkeeper Mwampule Masule after terminating the player’s contract last week. According to a South African based source, the club has decided to cut ties with Masule after deeming him surplus to requirements.
Masule was signed by Chippa United in January this year from Township Rollers and he has been at the club for less than six months. The source claims that Masule was released from his contract as the club had doubts about his fitness and the club has also removed him from the squad list on their official website to further strengthen reports of his exit.
The goalkeeper was signed by Chippa to replace Daniel Akpeyi but he found it difficult to displace Mbongeni Mzimela who was the club’s first choice stopper after the departure of Akpeyi. As a result of Mzimela’s performances Masule could not make a single official appearance for Chippa during the 2018/2019 season. Gazette Sport was also informed that Township Rollers could welcome him back to the club as they reportedly took the player’s transfer clearance recently.
Contacted for comment, Rollers spokesman Bafana Pheto stated that they are unaware of any reports that Masule has been released by Chippa, he denied reports of any contact with Masule in recent days. Efforts to reach Chippa United were unsuccessful as the administration team was said to be in a series of meetings on Monday.