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Celtic chairman Max Tshabalala says he will give
preference to local enterprises as he wants the club to remain in the Free
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The Celtic chairman shocked the
football fraternity last week announcing that the club is up for sale.
Tshabalala said he is selling the
club because he is struggling to cope with the financial demands of running a
Celtic and recently-crowned
Nedbank Cup Champions Free State Stars are the only clubs from the Free State
province playing top-flight football.
“As you know looking at the
history of the club, all the previous owners of the club were from the Free
State and kept the team here," Tshabalala told the SABC.
“The reason I have gone public is
because I was looking to keep the team in the Free State, especially in
“I’m looking at somebody who can
maintain the trend and keep the team where it has been through the years.
“But if there are no offers from
here, we will sell to those coming from outside our province because unfortunately
at this stage the three offers that we have are from outside.”