Chippa United unveil Daine Klate ahead of Maize Cup

Chippa United unveil Daine Klate ahead of Maize Cup
Daine Klate of celebrates goal during the Absa Premiership ©Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 12, 2018. 11:07

Chippa United have unveiled former Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits midfielder Daine Klate as their marquee signing ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Chippa, who will make their Maize Cup debut this weekend at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Klerksdorp, have signed Klate on a three-year contract.

The 33-year-old left Wits at the end of the 2017/18 season after seeing out his contract with the Clever Boys.

Klate was officially unveiled in a press conference in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday afternoon, with the Chilli Boys also confirming the signings of Jabulani Shongwe, Thabo Nthethe, Botswana duo Thatoyaone Kgamanyane and Kabelo Seakanyeng, Ruzaigh Gamildien, and Tebogo Makobela, amongst others.

Re-appointed coach Dan Malesela, who replaced Vladislav Heric, has outlined his plans for the club.

"There are certain bonds that one just can't break, and I'm excited to be back at Chippa United FC," Malesela told the media.

"We were very careful with our selection [of signings] this season. We didn't only take the talent factor into consideration, we also looked at behaviour, age and a real want from the player to be at the Club.

"I'm not going to make any promises about the upcoming season, but we are going to try our best. We'd like to compete on the continent, and win silverware."

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