Bloemfontein Celtic supporters are up in arms and have vow their team will not be sold outside the perimeters of the Free State province.
Concerned supporters gathered in Bloemfontein and agreed to write a petition to team owner Max Tshabalala to air their views.
Celtic supporters have expressed their anger over the possible selling and relocation of their team to Kimberley in the Northern Cape.
The concerned supporters say they will do everything in the power to ensure that the team stays in the City of Roses.
Spokesperson for concerned supporters, Nico Seutloali says they will bring Bloemfontein to a standstill should their views not be heard.
Seutloali says:”Hell will break lose if the management really sells the team to someone outside Bloemfontein. Celtic belongs here and its going nowhere.”
The Celtic has been in dire financial straits. The situation deteriorated as players and technical staff ended up striking over unpaid bonuses and signing on fees.
Max Tshabalala took over the team in July 2014. Now supporters are furious of the club being sold outside the province.
Supporters complain that they have not been consulted and they are commit that they will do all it takes to make the team stay in the province.
Meanwhile, another interesting part has emerged. Victor Mahatanya claims to be a founder of Celtic in 1967. Due to financial challenges he handed over the team to the late Petrus Molemela in the 1980s.
Mahatanya has also been disturbed by the news that the club is on sale.
Victor Mahatanya says:”I never sold the club to Molemela. And he knew that he had to help me as I was facing by financial challenges. The club is for Bloemfontein people and I will be really disappointed if someone from outside takes over.”
Tshabalala has declined to comment however he has confirmed that the club is for sale.