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Riaan Hanamub Joined Chippa United

Riaan Hanamub tackling the Royal Eagles' player Mphakamiseni Nene during the National First Division match between Jomo Cosmos and Royal Eagles at Makhulong Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi
Chippa United confirmed the acquisition of Nambian left-back Riaan Hanamub on a three-year deal with an option to renew for two years. The Otavi play-maker joined Jomo Cosmos on 01 July 2018 from Orlando Pirates. He received attention when played the GladAfrican Championship last season with the Ezenkosi and he comes with a lot of experience having been to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with his home country. 

Chippa United unveiled Eva Nga Bienvenu and Riaan Hanamub as their new signings today before the commencement of the new DStv Premiership 2020/21 season.  The arrival of these two top strikers was warmly welcomed by the Chilli-Boys followers who could not hide their excitement on social networks after the announcement this morning. Eva Nga, who played for Costa De Sol before joining the now defunct Bidvest Wits in January this year, signed a two-year contract with Chippa. Hanamub, who played for Jomo Cosmos in the GladAfrican Championship last season, after signed a three-year contract. 

 A week ago, Chippa United announced Sizwe Mdlinzo as their first signing under Lehlohonolo Seema who joined the team towards the end of the 2019/20 season. Mdlinzo returns to the Port Elizabeth-based side after he was released by TS Galaxy after his contract expired. The arrival of the new players today follows the exodus of fifteen players yesterday. 

Ivory Coast's Max Gradel in action with Namibia's Riaan Hanamub during the match between Namibia vs Ivory Coast  in Cairo, Egypt on July 1, 2019. Photo: Suhaib Salem
Some of the names in the list of those departed include the most senior and experienced players like Diamond Thophola, Tercious Malepe, Meshack Maphangule, Boikanyo Komane, William Twala, Kelvin, Elvis Moyo and Ruzaigh Gamildien. Thophola, Malepe and Maphangule are heading back to Orlando Pirates after their loan contracts expired. 

Shortly before the end of the season, coach Lehlohonolo Seema promised a fresh start after he successfully managed to save Chippa United from relegation. Augustine Kwem may join the list of those who have left the team if things go according to his plans. The Nigerian striker is said to be willing to leave if an offer comes from the big teams or overseas.

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