Molangoane signs for Amakhosi

Kaizer Chiefs have finally completed the signing of midfield ace, Joseph ‘Tight’ Molangoane from Chippa United on a contract deal ending 30 June 2019.

The 28-year-old has joined Amakhosi in time for the Absa Premiership visit to his former side, The Chilli Boys, on Saturday.

“Molangoane is a very good footballer, a top-class player,” Kaizer Chiefs Football Manager Bobby Motaung said. “I think he will be a fantastic addition to the squad.”

He added: “We are relieved that the matter that held up his transfer has finally been resolved through the PSL Disciplinary Resolution Chamber and he is free to join the club of his choice. We are delighted to finally welcome the player officially to the club. It’s a special moment for him and he deserves an opportunity to play football again.

“We have got a lot of fixtures coming up and we are going to need a deep squad of quality players for that, and we anticipate that Joseph will blend it nicely with his new teammates.”

Molangoane began his professional career with Platinum Stars, where he developed under the tutelage of current Amakhosi coach, Steve Komphela. He later took his talents to clubs such as AmaZulu, Orlando Pirates and Chippa United.

The Moletji-born midfielder revealed his decision to join Amakhosi was swayed by the brand of football associated with the team, as well as the opportunity to work with Komphela again.

“The coach was a very big factor for me. He showed me from the beginning that he really wanted me,” said Molangoane.

“The team has some fantastic players in their ranks and I have admired their style of play for a while now. I grew up supporting Kaizer Chiefs. Coming here is a dream come true for me and my main goal now is play football and to contribute positively to the success of the club.”

Coach Steve Komphela is pleased with the arrival of Molangoane. “This is a welcome addition to the squad. His qualities are unquestionable. The ‘boy’ has a big heart. As small as he is, he is one of the bravest players I have ever come across. We welcome him and look forward to his contribution.”

‘Tight’, as he is affectionately known, will don jersey number 23.