Chippa United have opted against renewing Rhulani Mokwena's short-term contract with the club.
Mokwena joined the Chilli Boys on-loan from Orlando Pirates earlier this year, and he was expected to continue until the end of the season.
However, while Chippa United chairman Siviwe Mpengesi indicated that he would like to keep Mokwena beyond his current deal, reports of uncertainty around his future emerged in the past few weeks.
Now, Chippa chiefs operations officer Lukhanyo Mzizi has confirmed the club's decision to let Mokwena return to the Buccaneers.
"In the midst of uncertainty and in spite of everything including the announcement by the sports minister [Nathi Mthethwa], we as a club were uncertain as to when we will return to play," Mzizi told The Herald.
According to Mzizi, Mokwena's representatives kept asking if Chippa will be retain the young mentor or not.
And that's when they made it clear they don't intend to keep Mokwena, and therefore allowing him to go back to his parent club.
"His (Mokwena’s) representatives kept enquiring to make sure they were certain about his future, we needed to let them know.
"So, we let them know about our decision to allow the coach to return home to Orlando Pirates," Mzizi confirmed.
Mokwena only took charge of a single competitive match for the Chilli Boys this season; a 1-1 draw away to Bidvest Wits, and this was before the season was suspended in mid-March.
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