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Konqobe Raring To Go At Chippa

Former Amajita captain Ayabulela Konqobe says he is looking forward to get back on the field having re-joined Chippa United after returning from Europe.

The former Ajax Cape Town youth product, was announced as a new signing by Chippa, alongside former Liberian captain Anthony Laffor.

After his last stint at Chippa, Konqobe joined AmaZulu. He then went on to captain Steenberg United for the first half of the 2019/20 season, standing out as they debuted in the Glad Africa Championship.

His impressive performances for Steenberg led to him heading to Finland at the start of 2020.

“Ja, well I feel like playing and performing on the field will be able to tell me how much I’ve improved as a player,” Konqobe told iDiski Times in the virtual press conference with the media.

“My only focus now is just to keep on getting better, keep improving myself and keep pushing.”

“I think that I’ve experienced and understood the game much better – maybe my understanding of the game is much better. And I think that is something that will help me along the way.”

Konqobe’s last stint was with Finnish club Ekenas IF, and he says it was a great experience. He was a regular for the club, and also scored 6 goals in his time there.

“It’s very nice to be back in the sun, especially back at home, Finland was a very good experience, very different experience to be exact, different coaching, different philosophy, different style of training, gymming, everything you know.”

“All in all, I learnt and experienced a few different things that I’m proud to say I can bring back to South Africa, and also implement in my football. So I think it was a good experience.”

Konqobe said there were other offers in Europe, but opted to join Chippa, after speaking to the club.

Chippa face high-flying Swallows in the DStv Premiership at the Dobsonville Stadium on Wednesday.

Rob Delport
Rob Delport
Rob Delport is a walking football encyclopedia, having been a mainstay in the Cape Town football scene for years. Rob has previously worked for SABC and various websites and publications across Africa, as well as being the South African Head Researcher for Football Manager and doing a similar role occasionally for EA Sports FIFA. Highly respected, Rob is now a senior iDiski Times website and newspaper writer, and is also responsible for the newspaper's editorial.