The future of PSL giants, Bloemfontein Celtic is hanging in the balance. The Mangaung Metro is working round the clock to save the cash-strapped club.
The club’s status may be sold outside of Bloemfontein ahead of the 2018/19 PSL season if there are no buyers in Bloemfontein.
The green and white football club has been in financial straits which prompted players and technical staff to embark on a strike over unpaid bonuses and signing-on fees. Embattled Celtic chairperson Max Tshabalala says his hands are tied.
“And the unfortunate part is that if the team can’t be sold in the Free State then the status of the team will be sold outside. And it’s unfortunate. We did meet on Saturday with the mayor, showing we’ve got offers in writing. Some people outside are thinking I’m deliberately trying to take the team away, it’s not the fact. I would have never gone to so many meetings trying to make sure that I get people aware of that.”
Chair confirms that
1.He is selling
2. Mangaung Mayor will meet with business people to find a local buyer/s
3. Has visited Kimberly for a hosting rights deal to play a few games there
4. The club has signed a kit sponsor & a sleeve sponsor
5. Club seeks a title sponsor pic.twitter.com/qwAXTLyNFn
— Bloemfontein Celtic (@Bloem_Celtic) June 3, 2018