Absa Premiership

Mokoena: Ea Lla Koto not for sale

2017-05-31 16:15
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Cape Town - Free State Stars have dismissed rumours that the club could be sold after reports emerged that a Durban power couple are looking to buy their way into the top flight.

According to SowetanLIVE website, Sbu and his wife Shawn Mpisane, who currently own Pietermaritzburg club Royal Eagles, are keen on purchasing Free State Stars, and moving the team to KwaZulu-Natal.

For the longest time during the season that's just concluded, Kosta Papic's Royal Eagles looked like they might sneak into the PSL promotion playoffs, but tapered off towards the end of the campaign, and could only manage to finish in fourth place, a mere point behind Stellenbosch FC, who are now vying for a place in the top flight with Baroka FC and Black Leopards.

Having missed out on promotion, it would seem the Mpisanes have now turned their attention to buying their way into the top flight, and Free State Stars are their target.

However, this was denied by Stars' general manager Rantsi Mokoena, who said he knew nothing of the Mpisanes' bid to purchase the club.

"The last people who have spoken to us with a view of trying to buy the club was (Gauteng Education MEC) Panyaza Lesufi and that was last year‚" Mokoena said.

"I have never spoken to anyone regarding the buying of the club and I am currently working on player movements in preparation for next season.

"We are not selling this club and one of the things that we are going to do in the coming days is to have a proper review of the season which includes whether the coach will be staying or not.

"His contract has come to an end but we have an option to extend."

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