Chippa United coach Gavin Hunt gave a hint of his plans for the coming season when he unveiled 15 new signings on Thursday, ahead of the new campaign.
The Gqeberha side face a tricky start when they travel to newcomers Sekhukhune United in the opening round of the DStv Premiership on Saturday.
A lot has been written about how Chippa want to avoid having to fight to save their status again this season. Hunt has gone to great lengths to ensure he has given the team a fighting chance of improving on last season and has bulked up his squad. On Thursday he made his intentions clear through their signings, with former Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns attacking midfielder Phakamani Mahlambi, 23, also coming into the mix.
“We are delighted to announce the following signings:
Azola Matrose from Walmer Township Gqeberha, Jenovane September from Booysens Park Gqeberha, Kewen Prince, Loydt Kazapua, Zuko Mdunyelwa, Jemondre Dickens, Veluyeke Zulu, Tebogo Makobela, Siphesihle Mkhize, Aboubacar Sangare, Sammy Seabi (Loan from Sundowns), Rodney Ramagalela, Mogakolodi Ngele, Phakamani Mahlambi(Loan from Sundowns) and Lubeni Haukongo,” Chippa confirmed in their official statement.