OFFICIAL: Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Edward Manqele completes Chippa United return

The Chilli Boys have bolstered their front line with the acquisition of Manqele and Misquissone for the remainder of the season

Chippa United have officially announced the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Edward Manqele on a free transfer. 

Manqele was on the books of Free State Stars not so long ago, but he requested to be released from his contract after being given a better offer by the Port Elizabeth-based outfit during the January transfer window. 

While Ea Lla Koto head coach Luc Eymael wasn't pleased with the player's decision to want to leave the club, he eventually agreed to let him go. 

Manqele completed his return to Chippa on Friday night, signing a short-term contract until the end of the current season with an 18-month renewal option, the club confirmed. 

The 30-year-old Randfontein-born marksman netted three goals for the Bethlehem-based side this season, and he will hope to continue his fine scoring form at the Chilli Boys. 

He left Amakhosi after two unsuccessful seasons between 2015 and 2017, and Stars handed him a lifeline by offering him a one-year deal at the beginning of the season. 

Meanwhile, Chippa also confirmed the acquisition of Mozambican attacker Jose Misquissone until the end of the season. 

Misquissone was previously linked with a possible move to Mamelodi Sundowns, but nothing came out of the reports as Pitso Mosimane eventually signed Jeremy Brockie and Gaston Sirino, before loaning Yannick Zakri and Fares Hachi out to Ajax Cape Town and Chippa United respectively in order to free up the club's foreign quota for the term.

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Misquissone is a 22-year-old utility player, who can play both as an attacking midfielder and high up as a striker. 

He will be expected to hit the ground running and convince Teboho Moloi and his technical team that he deserves to stay at Chippa United beyond June 2018.