Chippa have over the years built a relationship with Amakhosi, but that relationship seems to be in a downward spiral after Chippa midfielder Joseph Molangoane trained at Naturena.
According to Motaung, the 28-year-old is a free agent – Mpengesi says the player is still contracted to them, and is willing to take the matter as far as the arbitration court.
“I am disappointed in the manner that Bobby conducts the family business in terms of the relationships are concerned. The guy is kind of arrogant. I am the chairman of the club, before our game with Chiefs (last season) we had a meeting with Molangoane and he told us that he had been approached by Chiefs,” he told Metro FM.
“You can imagine, you are playing against Chiefs the following day and now you have the player coming to you and saying he has been approached and he wants to go there. He was so disrespectful for us, as a result coach Dan Malesela decided to chase him because he realised that he is not going to do the job.”
Mpengesi says he, along with other PSL club chairmen, took offense when Motaung made a “very serious” statement directed at Bloemfontein Celtic chairman Max Shabalala, saying he is “new to football”.
“As clubs, we work on a good relationship manner. Bobby disrespects us and they took this player to their camp, the player is lying to them. I called Bobby and told him that the player has a contract with us and must come talk to us if he wants to buy. When the season ended, we sent a letter to show them the contract because they asked if the player has a contract with us, because they are willing to buy. When we started with pre-season, we called the player and he was ignoring us.
“I asked Bobby if we can deal with this matter in a professional manner because we do not want to lose relationships because he was complaining that all the clubs are not helping Chiefs, they do not want to give Chiefs players.”
The Chilli Boys have been selling players to Amakhosi, including the likes of Edward Manqele, William Twala and David Zulu.
“I am the chairman of the club, there is no reason for me to lie and say we have a contract with the player if we do not have,” insisted Mpengesi.
However, Motaung seems to be adamant that Molangoane is a free agent.
“I don’t know why they want to take Chiefs to the DRC, we approached them for the player. If they have issues with the player, they must deal with their player. They say they have a contract with the player, but the player is disputing it … if the player says he does not have a contract, then why should I pay?”