GladAfrica Club To Be Sold?
There are more potential club sales coming in the Premier Soccer League, as iDiski Times has confirmed that there is an offer on the table for a GladAfrica Championship club.
Cape Umoya United, who finished seventh in the GladAfrica last season under Roger De Sa, have received an offer from outside the province, and sources have told iDiski Times, that if the club’s asking price is matched, they would be willing to sell the franchise.
“Look, there’s an offer on the table,” the source told iDiski Times.
“The club hasn’t put itself on the market, but there is an offer out there and football is a business, and if the potential buyer is willing to pay the asking price, the matter could be resolved in the coming days. But there’s a lot of intricacies that needs to be dealt with first.”
Umoya came into existence three years ago, after a conglomerate led by Roger De Sa bought the Platinum Stars franchise, and moved to Cape Town.
They finished tenth in the 2018/2019 season, while in 2019/2020 they finished eleventh. De Sa was in charge the first season too, while Dominic Isaacs took over for the first half of the second season, before being replaced by Maahier Davids. De Sa returned at the start of the 2020/2021 campaign.
Meanwhile Soccer Laduma have reported that the potential buyer is mining magnate Robinson Ramaite, who is reportedly planning on relocating the club to Venda, if the deal goes through.
The club is also still dealing with an outstanding legal matter, after they were unable to honour a fixture against Cape Town Spurs in January, after 70% of the squad were unavailable due to positive Covid-19 tests.
A DC ruling saw three points handed to Spurs, though Umoya have continued to appeal the decision. That matter is also expected to be resolved in the coming days.
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