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Chippa To Give SA Starlet A Lifeline

Chippa United are close to concluding a potential loan of Aphelele Teto from Scottish side Livingston FC.

Teto, 21, secured a move to the Scottish side with no up front transfer fee ahead of 2023/24, as the Rockets banked on his development in Europe to earn a financial profit.

Livingston initially spotting the diminutive midfielder during Galaxy’s mid-season trip to Europe in 2023, and wrapped up a deal in August 2023.

However, Teto had his work permit rejected by the Governing body endorsement (GBE) upon arrival in Scotland. A second application in January was also rejected.

With Teto unable to feature for Livingston, the Chilli Boys are set to have enquired about a potential loan, iDiski Times has learnt from sources close to the 21-year-old.

Meanwhile, Livingston, who were playing in the Scottish top flight when Teto arrived, have been relegated to the Championship in 2023/24.

Teto, who made his debut under Sead Ramovic in February 2022, made 19 appearances for Galaxy in 2022/23 with two assists to his name.

Story by Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO).

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.