Chippa Sign Tsowaseb From Pirates

Chippa United have signed Namibian striker Theophilus ‘Ronaldo’ Tsowaseb permanently from Orlando Pirates, according to popular South African football magazine KickOff.

The 25-year-old Tsowaseb, who arrived at Bucs in January from Namibia’s identically named Orlando Pirates on a three-year deal, leaves Mayfair without kicking a ball for the Soweto giants in official competition.

He was immediately sent out to Pirates feeder team Yebo Yes, which competes in the ABC Motsepe League, the third tier of SA football.

“Yes, it’s true we have signed the Namibian striker,” United boss Chippa Mpengesi told on Wednesday.

Already unassured of a first team place, the forward’s exit from the Soweto giants may have been hastened by his perceived criticism of Bucs coach Vladimir Vermezovic ahead of last Saturday’s Carling Black Label Cup match against Kaizer Chiefs.

“I didn’t play this year because I joined after the registration had ended,” Tsowaseb was quoted as saying in a report by The Villager.

The report has since been reproduced by, another football website which is prevalent internationally, and is likely to have caught the attention of Pirates.

Meanwhile, the Chippa have also recruited Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda from the Sea Robbers on a two-year contract.

Manti Moholo, Siyabonga Zulu, Joseph Molongoane, Bheki Nzunga and William Twala have likewise joined the PSL returnees from Pirates.

Source : The Namibian