Phakaaathi Reporter
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19 May 2020
11:14 am

Sukazi close to finalising Celtic deal

Phakaaathi Reporter

TS Galaxy president Tim Sukazi has revealed that he is close to completing the purchase of Bloemfontein Celtic status.

Tim Sukazi, chairman of TS Galaxy (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Speaking to Ikwekwezi FM, Sukazi said he hoped to conclude the deal by June and then he would sell his Galaxy’s GladAfrica Championship status because the PSL does not allow an individual to own two clubs in the PSL.

“I have been speaking to Celtic for quite a while now. As a matter of fact, we spoke in January, but sadly we didn’t have time,” Sukazi told Ikwekwezi FM as quoted by the Daily Sun.

“But we have since moved further. At the end of this month, we’ll be dealing with the financial closure and by June, I’ll announce to the people of KwaNdebele that we’ll have a team in the PSL.

“But bear in mind, this is a process and there are terms of conditions and timeline,” he added.

Sukazi added that he would not be moving to Bloemfontein as per Siwelele’s request that the club should remain in Bloemfontein.

“Firstly, I’m not willing to move to Bloemfontein. That will not happen, we’re remaining KwaNdebele because I cannot leave my TS Galaxy personality, that defies logic,” commented Sukazi.

“Maybe the option would be to swap franchises and I take Celtic’s status in the PSL and the people of Bloemfontein take Galaxy status in the first division, but the club names remain in the respective provinces. But are the people in Bloemfontein willing to do that? I’m not sure – as we know how much they love the club and that could spell trouble,” concluded Sukazi.

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