Local News 23.8.2016 04:57 pm

Masuku delighted to join Chippa

Menzi Masuku (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Menzi Masuku (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Menzi Masuku is delighted to be at Chippa United, saying he feels at home at the Chilli Boys.

Masuku, who signed a three-year deal with Chippa, was today welcomed by the club chairperson Siviwe Mpengesi at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium ahead of the Tuesday night’s opening encounter against Free State Stars.

“I am really excited to be here. I received a warm welcome from the executive chairman and everyone at the office. I am already feeling at home,” Masuku told the club’s official website.

“I want to give all to the club. If felt great just walking at the stadium, and I want to represent the club with honour and hopefully create lasting memories, not only for me but for the fans.”

Masuku, who is going to wear jersey no. 42 at Chippa, also set the record straight about reports that he did not want to join the Chilli Boys.

“I am not someone that reads a lot of what is being written in the media. It was clear though that a lot was said about what I said. To put the record straight, I had options but Chippa United was always my choice. I wanted to come to Chippa United because of the style of football that is being played here.

“I watched the side couple of times last season and I know that it is a perfect platform for me to take another game to another level.”

Menzi Masuku with Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi.

Menzi Masuku with Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi.

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