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Manzini claims Chippa still owe him money

Chippa United striker Lerato Manzini has claimed that the Port Elizabeth outfit still owe him settlement money.

The Chilli Boys released Manzini in December 2019, effectively cancelling his contract, but the club still owed him his settlement pay as there were two years left on the deal.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic man revealed that the issue is currently being dealt with by his representatives.

"After leaving Chippa United I've been home because there's been a case ongoing between them and myself," Manzini told KickOff.

"They didn't pay my settlement as I was still with two years' contract, but soon it will be done as my representatives are trying to finalise everything."

On why he was released, Manzini added: "Nothing bad or unfamiliar happened, I was told by my agent that the coach said I was no longer in his plans going forward."

Chippa United COO Lukhanyo Mzizi insists the club did everything by the book.

"We did everything right with Manzini as far as I know," Mzizi said.

"We reached an agreement with him as he wanted his clearance. It was then sent to the PSL and it's now in their hands. We've done our part."