Chippa United confirm Lentjies and Tlolane signings

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The Chilli Boys have already started their preparations for the 2017/18 campaign by signing two players

Chippa United have announced the signings of Maritzburg United captain Kurt Lentjies and Polokwane City striker Puleng Tlolane.

"At Chippa we are busy signing players that we think are needed in the team. We are also working on strengthening our technical team in terms of getting coach Dan Malesela an experienced assistant coach and a proper structure,” Chippa chairman Siviwe Mpengesi told The Sowetan.

"Even though we have not officially announced it, we already have clinched contracts with two new players in Kurt Lentjies and Puleng Tlolane. There are also other players I will announce soon,” he said.

Among the players they are looking to bring on board, is their former captain James Okwuosa, who is out in the cold at Orlando Pirates.

"Chippa supporters have been questioning if my decision to let James Okwuosa join Orlando Pirates was correct," he continued.

"James only played one game for Pirates. He is still contracted to them but he has been calling us pleading with us to talk with Pirates to bring him back. Those are some of the things that I have been working on,” Mpengesi added.

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Regarding the future of assistant coach Wellington Sambu, who acted as stand-in for Dan Malesela when the latter got suspended, he will remain within the structures of the team.

There’s a possibility he will be shifted out to the MultiChoice Diski Challenge to head their particular department," he stressed.

"Sambu is going nowhere. However, he still has much to learn. For the time being we will deploy him to the MDC side to learn,” Mpengesi concluded.