Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela is on the verge of joining South Africa Premier Soccer League side Chippa United.
Reports from Kick-Off indicates that the player has been training with the side in a bid to earn a deal having been a free agent since leaving Maritzburg United last season.
According to Chippa's COO Lukhanyo Mzinzi, negotiations between the club and the center-back are still ongoing.
"Not yet, man, we are still talking to him. But he's still training with the team," Mzinzi told KickOff.
Mandela has been trying out with a series of clubs in South Africa with the player having been linked with a move to Orlando Pirates despite training with Highlands Park earlier.
It is believed that new Chippa United coach Rhulani Mokwena was impressed with Mandela when he attended trials at Pirates in September with the coach having been in charge of Pirates then on an interim basis.
Mandela moved to South Africa in 2012 when Santos acquired his services from Tusker FC before joining Maritzburg in 2015.
The defender has not featured for Harambee Stars since injuring himself days to the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt; an injury that saw him undergo surgery on his knee.