Mr Robson “Chippa” Magoro. Photo: Frank Mavhungu.
One of the oldest ladies football clubs in the province, Chippas United Ladies, is up for grabs.
According to the managing director of the team, Mr Robson “Chippa” Magoro, the decision to sell the club’s franchise was brought about by several factors. He said that the day-to-day administration of the club at his age, all on his own, was becoming difficult for him.
Magoro admitted that running the team without a sponsor was affecting his family budget in a negative way. Asked about the selling price, he said that this was a matter between the seller and the prospective buyer.
When asked what would happen if he failed to find a buyer before the new season started, Magoro indicated that they were busy with the preparations for the new season. He said that he would continue to run the team as usual in the event he did not find a buyer before the activities for the new season started. The Sasol League programme for the new season is scheduled to start over the second weekend of next month.
According to Magoro, the club was founded way back in 2004. At that stage, they were campaigning in the Safa Vhembe Regional League. The team was promoted to the Vodacom League in 2006. He said that the team never got any sponsor during the 18 years of its existence.
Chippas United Ladies were crowned the champions of the Zama Zama Soccer Challenge in 2020. Their other accolades include the Wildlife Resorts Women Soccer Tournament championship and finishing in the second position during the Vhembe Mayor’s Cup Tournament. The team finished their league programme in the third spot on the log standings last season.
Prospective buyers can phone Mr Magoro on 0825972786.
Date:05 February 2022 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.