Former Bloemfontein Celtic veteran goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb has revealed that Chippa United still owe him a settlement after recently terminating his contract prematurely.
The Eastern Cape-based club terminated Tignyemb’s contract two years before its expiration date, meaning that the club is suppose to pay the player for the early exit.
The 34-year-old is yet to receive payment from the Chilli Boys and has involved his lawyers and the SA Football Players Union (Safpu) to get the matter resolved.
“I am not part of Chippa anymore. They have not even given me my clearance. They owe me a lot of money. My lawyers and Safpu are handling that issue. If they don’t pay, we will take them to Fifa,” Tignyemb told SowetanLIVE.
“They (Chippa) breached a lot of clauses in my contract. But because the matter is already with my lawyers, I can’t give more details.”
The secretary-general of SAPFU Calvin Motloung expressed his support for the Cameroonian international revealing that should Chippa fail to settle the goalkeeper, then the matter will be handed to FIFA.
“Chippa terminated his contract and they agreed on a settlement fee. Now, Chippa (referring to the club’s chair Siviwe Mpengesi) is not honouring that agreement,” Motloung said.
“If they don’t pay by month-end, March 31, we will report them to FIFA. It’s the second time Mpengesi fools around in this matter. In January he terminated Tignyemb’s contract and when he heard the matter was with us, he recalled him to be part of the team.”