GladAfrica Championship side, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila, has confirmed the purchase of Bidvest Wits’ ABSA Premiership status has been finalised.
The Limpopo-based side confirmed this on its official twitter page on Saturday evening although both Wits and the Premier Soccer League are yet to confirm the deal.
Bidvest Wits were established in 1921 and are the PSL’s oldest club with a rich history and will celebrate 100 years next year.
Their sale to the Limpopo-based side was first reported weeks ago. This was thought to be just a rumour with the Braamfontein-based side among the well established ABSA premiership teams with a solid financial backing.
It seems the only remaining thing will be for the PSL to approve the deal so that the team can campaign in top-flight football next season.
However, it is not going to be that simple with Tshakhuma saying in the tweet that it has also bought all Wits’ players who will have to relocate to Limpopo.
Wits are reported to have sold captain, Thulani Hlatswayo, and Namibian International, Deon Hotto to Orlando Pirates with the club and players yet to agree on personal terms.