Siwahla back at Chippa

Mkhanyiseli Siwahla has re-signed for Chippa United, just six weeks after he was fired by Mpumalanga Black Aces for alleged drunkedness.

He has been handed a short term contract after a trial period at the Cape Town club sides, who are looking to win back their Absa Premiership status after being relegated last season back down to the National First Division.

Siwahla and Mark Mayambela were shown the door at Aces after the club accused them of turning up drunk at training.

A statement from the club at the time explained the incident: “Following a meeting with management, both players have left the club immediately via a consensual agreement for gross misbehavior.

“There were various indiscretions that led to Mark Mayambela and Mkhanyiseli Siwahla been called to an internal hearing following them allegedly coming to training under the influence of alcohol.

“Both players were requested to undergo alcohol tests at the nearby Linksfield clinic, which they both refused.

“They were immediately suspended and asked to attend a disciplinary hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

“The Aces player handbook signed by the team, clearly highlights that the club has a ‘zero tolerance’ for misbehaviour.

“Both players indicated that they did not want to attend the DC and rather requested that the club release them from their contracts.”

Black Aces agreed as both players had made little impact since being signed at the start of the season.

Siwahla started one game and came on as substitute in another.

Last season he started four games for Chippa but came on as a substitute in a further 10 matches.

Siwahla was only 16 when he scored for Ajax Cape Town in 2004 against Dynamos in the Absa Cup and spent six seasons at the club before being released.

In the 2009/10 season, he played two matches at Bloemfontein Celtic.