Chippa United chairman, Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi, jetted off to Port Elizabeth on Thursday for preparations of the club’s proposed move to the Eastern Cape during the offseason.
Mpengesi and the Port Elizabeth government officials have been holding meetings in an attempt to finalise talks of the newly-promoted PSL side’s move.
The Chilli Boys are in the process of relocating to the Eastern Cape after the Cape Town club was offered a lucrative deal in the Nelson Mandela Bay.
A high-ranking official at the club confirmed to the Siya crew that Chippa is in the process of finalising the move with the authorities in PE.
“The chairman is off to Port Elizabeth. We’ll hear from him on his return. We will finalise. Maybe we will be leaving in July,” said the source.
Chippa enjoyed massive support base at the Philipi Stadium while campaigning in the NFD in the 2013/14 season. Chippa will be hoping for fans to support the team in the Eastern Cape.
Soccer Laduma understand that many of the players will be accommodated in Bluewater Bay, a suburb in Port Elizabeth, while the club’s offices are expected to be at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium if all goes well in the negotiations.