- The Nelson Mandela Bay council have decided to give Chippa United FC millions over the next three years
- The football club will receive at least R6 million annually as well as an additional R7 million in anchor tenant fees
- The decision to bankroll the football outfit was made on Friday last week
On Friday, the Nelson Mandela Bay council approved to continue funding the Chippa United football club.
The council will give the football outfit millions of rands each year until 2023. According to reports, Siviwe Mpengesi's club will receive a whopping R6 million a year for the next three years.
It will also be given a staggering R7 million each year for anchor tenant fees. Aside from that, the club will also receive half a million rand in marketing fees.
The reports were made by Herald LIVE on Monday. According to the publication, the council has also agreed for the metro to host the Ironman Africa championships until 2023.
According to the municipal spokesperson, Mamela Ndamase, Chippa United's agreement will be reviewed.
ANC councillor Xola Sabani explained that the football club faced relegation threats for several years now and he urged Chippa to do better.
In other news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported Pitso Mosimane just led his new team Al Ahly to victory during their first match with him as their coach. Al Ahly saw themselves achieving a 1-0 victory over the opposing team, Al Mokawloon, in the Egyptian Premier League last night.
Pitso, who is the former coach of South African team, Mamelodi Sundowns, was signed to Al Alhy last week, replacing the team's former coach, Rene Weiler. His new venture comes very shortly after he led Mamelodi Sundowns to victory during the Premier Soccer League games.
Speaking at the post-match conference, Pitso can be heard asking everyone not to get ahead of himself since he is very new to the team. He also joked that he had found a hospital ward there, asking people to pray for him.
Meanwhile, the Kolisis have been keeping us entertained with their adorable family moments. In a recent Instagram post Springbok captain Siya, shared a picture of him and gorgeous wifey, Rachel, having a picnic.
This cute moment was photobombed by Rachel's brother, JC Smith. JC can be seen in the background of Siya And Rachel's adorable picnic date. While the loving couple gaze into each other's eyes, JC strikes a dashing pose.
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